Louisiana Tech University sophomore guard Kelia Shelton has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10. This is her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Rock Hill, S.C., native averaged 33.5 points and 9.5 rebounds on the week. Shelton shot 62 percent (24-of-39) from the field and 67 percent (six-of-nine) from 3-point range.
In Tech’s 79-73 win over UTSA, which entered the game ranked No. 36 nationally in field goal percentage defense andNo. 42 in scoring defense, she scored 45 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Before you can sing either school’s alma maters, Lincoln Parish’s two football-playing universities will be kicking off their 2012 seasons.
Louisiana Tech University is less than a week away with a Thursday night duel against Texas A&M at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium and Grambling State University is set for an opening contest Sept. 1 against Alcorn State University at the same site.