Three-Point Threat Calvin Earns Weekly Honor
GREENSBORO - After helping the North Carolina A&T women's basketball team to Saturday's 60-56 road win at Liberty, redshirt junior Amber Calvin earned MEAC Player of the Week honors on Monday.
Calvin ended Saturday's victory over the defending Big South champions with a team-high 21 points, including 5-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc. She also totaled a rebound, three assists and a team-best three steals in the contest. Seventeen of her 21 came in the first half when she hit 5 of 6 threes, including four consecutive 3-pointers in the last four minutes of the first half.
Her five 3-pointers at Liberty matched a season-high as she collected her second 20-plus point performance of the season after scoring 28 at Siena on Nov. 20.
Calvin is shooting an incredible .545 from 3-point range, which leads the MEAC and is third nationally. She is also averaging 12.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season. This week's recognition marks her first career MEAC Player of the Week honor. She earned MEAC Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 8, 2010 as a freshman.
Calvin and the Aggies return to action, Tuesday, Dec. 18 when they host Charlotte at Corbett Sports Center at 6 p.m.