IRVING, Texas – Tashia Brown has been named the C-USA Player of the Week for the
fourth time this season as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon,
matching the program record for the most Player of the Week awards by an individual
in a single season.
A single player has won four Player of the Week awards on three previous occasions
for the Lady Toppers: Crystal Kelly did so in both 2006-07 and 2007-08 as a member
of the Sun Belt, and Kendall Noble captured four weekly honors during her C-USA
Player of the Year campaign in 2015-16. The award is also the fifth C-USA Player of
the Week award of Brown’s career; she is one of just seven Lady Toppers to earn five
or more awards in the category, joining Kelly (13), Chastity Gooch (7), Noble (6),
Tandreia Green (6), ShaRae Mansfield (6) and Tiffany Porter-Talbert (5).
Brown ended her home career in E.A. Diddle Arena in style on Senior Night Friday
evening against Charlotte, making a strong run at the school’s single-game scoring
record before finishing with a career-best 38 points, tied for the fifth-best mark
in program history. Brown knocked down 14 of her 29 field goal attempts, tied for
the sixth-best single-game total in school history, and nearly outscored the 49ers
by herself in the first half, tallying 24 points to Charlotte’s 26 over the first 20
In the midst of one of the greatest individual seasons in Lady Topper Basketball
history, the C-USA Player of the Year candidate is averaging 23.3 points per game,
good for the sixth-best mark in the nation and the second-best in any season in WKU
history, trailing only Crystal Kelly’s 24.1 average in 2006-07. Brown has moved into
fourth place in school history with 1,961 career points and is just 39 points shy of
becoming the fourth Lady Topper to reach 2,000 points.
Not only a dangerous scorer, Brown is also averaging career highs across the board
with 5.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game. The Lake Park, Ga., native
has collected a career-high three double-doubles this season and is seeking to
become the fourth player under Michelle Clark-Heard to earn All-America honors
alongside Gooch, Noble and Alexis Govan.
Brown and the Lady Toppers will close out the 2017-18 regular season on the road at
Southern Miss (Thursday at 6 p.m.) and UTEP (Saturday at 2 p.m. CT) this week. WKU
can clinch the outright C-USA regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in next
month’s C-USA Tournament with wins in both of those games.