ST. LOUIS, MO. - Adding to her list of accolades for the week, Felecity Havens of the University of Mount Olive women's basketball team was named the US Basketball Writers Association Women's Division II National Player of the Week.
Havens earned the honor after being named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for her stellar 84 points on the week. The senior guard averaged 42 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2 steals, and 1.5 blocks. She went 31-of-52 (59.6%) from the field, 7-of-11 (63.6%) from the three-point range, and 15-of-18 (83.3%) from the free throw line.
She broke a 22-year-old record with her 49 points at Francis Marion on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Havens followed her strong midweek performance with another breakout game as she put up 35 points in the Conference Carolinas opener against King University on Saturday, December 1, in Mount Olive, N.C.
This is the second time in her career that Havens was named the USBWA National Player of the Week. She garnered the honor last season (for the week ending on Feb. 4, 2018)
Havens is the second Southeast Regional athlete to win the National Player of the Week honor this season.
To read her conference player of the week story click here.
Fans can find the USBWA Release at the following link.
2018-19 USBWA Women's Division II National Player of the Week
Week of Nov. 11: Seairra Barrett, California University of Pennsylvania
Week of Nov. 18: Emily Stoller, Glenville State College
Week of Nov. 25: Meg Essex, Newberry College
Week of Dec. 2: Felecity Havens, University of Mount Olive
Below is a list of Trojan national player of the week, month and year winners.
Mount Olive National Players of the Week
Josh Donahue, Men's Volleyball (2014): Off The Block National Freshman of the Week
Noel Garcia, Men's Volleyball (2008): AVCA National Player of the Week
Cooper Gaypia, Men's Soccer (2015): NSCAA National Player of the Week
*Leah Hanle, Women's Cross Country (September 2017): USTFCCCA DII National Runner of the Week
*Leah Hanle, Women's Cross Country (October 2017): USTFCCCA DII National Runner of the Week
*Felecity Havens, Women's Basketball (February 2018): USBWA National Player of the Week
*Felecity Havens, Women's Basketball (December 2018): USBWA National Player of the Week
Sebastian Loibl, Men's Soccer (2017): USCA National Player of the Week
Robert Poole, Men's Volleyball (2017): AVCA National Player of the Week
Jack Tutty, Men's Volleyball (2012): AVCA National Player of the Week
National Player of the Month
Kendrick Easley, Men's Basketball (2007-08): Division II Bulletin National Player of the Month
Marcus West, Men's Basketball (2002-03): Division II Bulletin National Player of the Month
National Player of the Year
Carter Capps, Baseball (2011): ABCA Division II National Player of the Year, consensus Division II National Pitcher of the Year
Geno Escalante, Baseball (2013): ABCA Division II National Defensive Player of the Year
Erik Lovett, Baseball (2007): Daktronics Division II National Player of the Year
Will Urban, Lacrosse (2018): Nike/USILA Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Goalkeeper of the Year
More About the USBWA
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.