GATEWOOD ... TEMPLE JC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Region V announced today that Temple's Makayla Gatewoodhas been named the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of February 3-9. Gatewood,averaged 28.5 points per game and 14 rebounds per game last week in the Lady Leopards games (31 points, 14 rebounds) and Weatherford (26 points, 14 rebounds). Gatewood has had nine double-double games on the year. This is Gatewood's third Player of the Week honor this season. She also received Player of the Week for October 28-November 3 after starting the season with back to back double-doubles. Her other Player of the Week honor was for the week of December 30 – January 5 in which she averaged 17 points and 11.3 rebounds in a three-game stretch and recorded two double-doubles.

SHEPHERD  ... CONFERENCE USA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
​​DALLAS - Charlene Shepherd of North Texas earned her first Conference USA honor by being selected as the Freshman of the Week for her performances against Florida Atlantic and Florida International University last week. Shepherd scored a career-high 16 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds in the win over FIU Feb. 16. In the third quarter, the Killeen native hit a deep two and then nailed a 3 on the next offensive possession to increase the margin to 56-28 to help put the game out of reach. Against Florida Atlantic Feb. 14, the forward dished out a career-best three assists in the 20-point win. In the two victories, Shepherd shot 46 percent from the field, 88 percent from the free throw line, and recorded 11 rebounds along with five assists. Shepherd becomes the first Mean Green of the season to achieve the award and only the second overall UNT player in program history
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INJURY ENDS COLLEGE CAREER  ... Alexus Dukes
Well... I don’t know where to start, but here we go. To everyone that has supported me, I want to say thank you! I have ended my collegiate career due to tearing my ACL, medial meniscus, and lateral meniscus. At times I questioned whether or not I should be playing basketball after tearing my Achilles January of 2017. However, I knew I still had a lot left in me. I want to say thank you to my wonderful coach Beth Jillson, for giving me a chance and helping me realize how great of a player I really am. I’m saddened by how I ended, but I know God has a plan for me. I’ve learned that basketball isn’t who I am, it’s what I do! It’s not what I do on the court, it’s what I do outside of the court that defines my true character. I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I’m excited to see what will unfold in the next few months. I’ve had four years on college paid for, traveled for free, and met some people I’ll always hold close to my heart. Thank you basketball for all the opportunities you brought into my life. 
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