USC Upstate center Brittany Starling has been recognized for the second time this season by the Atlantic Sun Conference as the junior was named this afternoon the Co-Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in two games against College of Charleston and Norfolk State.
Starling averaged 21.0 points and 16.5 rebounds last week as the Spartans went 1-1 against College of Charleston and Norfolk State. She began the week with a career-high 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting in a one-point loss at College of Charleston last Tuesday, and finished with her fourth double-double of the year after grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds. Starling became the first Upstate player since Tee’Ara Copney at Mercer on Feb. 4, 2012 to score at least 30 points in a game.
She followed with another double-double, 12 points and 19 rebounds, as the Spartans won their 11th-straight home game Saturday afternoon following a 70-58 victory over Norfolk State. Starling tied for the team-lead in scoring after going 5-of-8 from the floor, and added two blocks and one assist. The 19 rebounds fell just one shy of tying her career-high set earlier this season in a win over Maryland Eastern Shore.
The Sumter, S.C. native is the second player in program history to garner multiple A-Sun Player of the Week accolades, joining Copney who received the recognition in 2011 and 2012.
Upstate wraps up non-conference play Wednesday evening when it takes on Furman at 7 p.m. in Greenville.