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Lamb named Tennessee Sports Writer's Association Offensive Player of the Week

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech quarterback Tre Lamb has been selected as the state's  Offensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writer's Association (TSWA), earning the first such honor of the 2012 season while Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler was tabbed the Defensiv Player of the Week.
 
Lamb completed 24-of-35 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns in Tech’s 41-31 season-opening victory over Hampton University. The senior from Calhoun, Ga., tossed 34 and nine-yard TDs to Zack Ziegler, a 17-yard strike to Ryan Tilghman and another 17-yarder to Da’Rick Rogers. The 339 yards was the second highest single-game total of his career and the four touchdowns tied his career best.

Lamb jumped to sixth in career passing yards at Tech, as well as sixth in total offense. He will have a chance to add to those numbers Thursday when the Golden Eagles host North Greenville at 7 p.m.

Earlier in the week, Lamb was selected as the FCS National Quarterback co- Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). 

Ladler finished with nine tackles, including eight solo stops, and one interception in Vanderbilt’s 18-13 loss against No. 9 South Carolina. The junior safety from Stone Mountain, Ga., was part of a unit that limited the Gamecocks to just 262 yards of total offense and forced a pair of turnovers. He returned his interception 17 yards to the South Carolina four-yard line. The Commodores play at Northwestern this Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.
 
In addition to the fooball awards, the TSWA also named Weekly winners for men's soccer (David Geno of East Tennesse State), women's soccer (Kelsey Langille of Cumberland), and volleyball (Kelsey Robinson of Tennessee ).