Tuesday, January 16, 2007
UT-Tyler Basketball Player Steals Her Way To An Award
UT-Tyler RaTonya Hunter is involved with a lot of theft, but it's not the kind that's going to get her arrested. Instead, her thievery is earning her honors. Hunter, a senior basketball player from Athens, equaled an all-time Patriots record with seven steals against Mississippi, then went on to earn the American Southwest Conference's East Division Player of the Week Award. Hunter also had a ten-point, six-steal game against Louisiana College last week, helping the Patriots to a win against their ASC East rival. She added 12 points to her seven steals in Saturday's game against Mississippi College. Her seven steals equaled the team total for the Choctaws! It's also the fourth time she has recorded seven steals in a game. This is Hunter’s first ASC Player of the Week honor.