The national website D3Hoops.com has named senior RaTonya Hunter as the top point guard in the country for the week of February 12-18, 2007. This is the first time a player from The University of Texas at Tyler has received this national honor.
Hunter (SR/Athens, TX), who was already ASC East Division Player of the Week for the second time this year, won the honor through her record-setting week against Louisiana College and Mississippi College. The website sums up Ro’s week by saying “Hunter closed out her career by averaging 13.5 points, 9.5 steals, eight steals, and four rebounds in a pair of victories over Louisiana College and Mississippi College. She had two very balanced performances, nearly recorded triple-doubles in both. Against LC, Hunter had 11 points, 10 steals, and eight assists (no turnovers). She had 16 points, nine steals and eight assists against Mississippi College.”
Hunter’s ten-steal performance was a record, as well as her nineteen steals in back-to-back games. For the week, she had sixteen assists against only three turnovers. She leaves the University as the Patriots all-time leader in steals and assists.
Hunter is a Health and Kinesiology major, and a four-year starter for the Patriots.