MACON, Ga. – Freshman Paulina Zaveckaite (Telsiai, Lithuania) of the USC Upstate women's basketball team recorded back-to-back double-doubles, earning her Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week honors as announced today by the conference office.
The A-Sun award is the first weekly accolade for Zaveckaite and the Spartans this season. In two games, Zaveckaite averaged a double-double with 14.5 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per contest. She recorded the first double-double and first double-figure rebounding effort for Upstate this season with a career-high 17 boards and a career-high 15 points at Coastal Carolina Dec. 29.
"I'm really proud of Paulina and the way she's been playing," said Upstate head coach Tammy George. "She had a great week with two double-doubles and this honor is a great positive for her and our program. Her hard work is paying off; she continues to get better and better and this will help our team as we move forward into conference play."
The freshman once again led the Spartans in both columns against Western Carolina Jan. 2, tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds. This marked the third double-figure scoring effort this season for the Lithuanian center.
Zaveckaite and the rest of the Spartans return to action Wednesday, Jan. 4, traveling to ETSU to resume A-Sun play with a 4:45 p.m. contest. Follow the Spartans this season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.