Weatherford Named GSC Player of the Week

Arkansas Tech freshman forward Jessica Weatherford has earned Gulf South Conference West Division player of the week honors for the first time in her career.

Weatherford, a 6-footer from Bonnerdale, posted consecutive double-doubles in the Golden Suns’ wins over Ouachita Baptist and Delta State last week.

She had a then career-high 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in Tech’s 78-74 win at Ouachita Baptist on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Two days later, against one of the best frontcourts in all of NCAA Division II, Weatherford put up a career-high 24 points and matched her career high with 11 rebounds during the Suns’ 56-47 victory over nationally second-ranked Delta State.

For the season, Weatherford is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She is an 89.6 percent free throw shooter, seventh-best in NCAA Division II.