COOKEVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee Tech junior center Brittany Darling has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Newcomer of the Week for her efforts against Kentucky and Drake. The honor was announced Monday by the OVC office.
A transfer student out of Owens Community College, this is the first time Darling has won an OVC Newcomer of the Week award.
During the week, Darling averaged 7.5 points and seven rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field. Darling also recorded her first double-double at Tennessee Tech with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Drake.
Darling began the week with four rebounds and two points against Kentucky, but followed up with a 13-point, 10-rebound performance against Drake, which included the game-winning shot as time expired.
Tech (6-2, 1-0 OVC) continues its 2010-11 schedule and resumes conference play as it hosts Eastern Illinois Sunday. Opening tip is set for 1 p.m.