February 25, 2008
Knoxville – University of Tennessee basketball forward Vicki Baugh has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It is the first such honor for the Lady Vol rookie, who is averaging 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the defending national champions.
In two games last week, the Sacramento, Calif., native connected on 100% of her shots from both the field (7-7) and the charity stripe (6-6). She averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 14.0 minutes in victories at Alabama and against Mississippi State.
In the Lady Vols’ 85-58 rout at Alabama, Baugh scored a career-high 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and rejected two shots. Against Mississippi State, she registered eight points in eight minutes and added three rebounds and an assist.
Baugh joins fellow Lady Vol rookie Angie Bjorklund and UT junior Candace Parker as the only Tennessee players to earn weekly conference honors in their first year.