Feb. 15, 2010
By Marcus Dittmer, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
University of Tennessee junior basketball player Angie Bjorklund was named SEC Player of the Week after leading UT to wins at No. 22-ranked Vanderbilt, 69-60, at Ole Miss, 61-58, and over Florida, 83-44. It is the first time the Spokane Valley, Wash., native earned the honor.
For the week, Bjorklund averaged team-bests of 15.3 ppg while shooting 41.5 percent from the field and making 12-of-27 three pointers (44.4 percent). She also averaged 3.7 apg and 3.0 rpg, and was selected AutoZone Lady Vol Player of the Game in the win over Florida.
Against the Commodores, Bjorklund scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds. On Feb. 11 in Oxford, she surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career with a three-pointer at the 10:20 mark of the first half, becoming the 34th Lady Vol to eclipse 1,000 points in her tenure at Rocky Top. Bjorklund finished with 11 points, a season-best six assists and four rebounds against the Rebels. Of her four threes against Ole Miss, none was more important than the one she hit with three seconds left in regulation to give UT a 61-58 win.
In the final game of the week, Bjorklund made 9-of-17 field goals, including 6-of-12 three-point attempts and scored a game-high 24 points. It was the 50th time in her career that she has scored in double digits and the 20th time she has made at least four threes in a game. She began the day in fifth place in the UT single season record books with 75 threes, and finished the day with 81 and in second place.
The Lady Vols make their final regular-season road trip on Thursday, Feb. 18, when they travel to Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson Tide. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET) at Coleman Coliseum. The game will be Alabama's home game as a part of the WBCA Pink Zone.
Tennessee will host the first of three home games to finish the regular season on Feb. 22, when the LSU Lady Tigers come to Knoxville for a match-up as a part of ESPN's Big Monday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. with ESPN2 carrying the action to a national audience. The contest with LSU will be Tennessee's home game as a part of the Pink Zone initiative. Tickets are still available at www.UTTix.com.