first_imgHonorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Shania Woods, New Orleans. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Taylor Baudoin, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Forward – Columbus, Miss.Baudoin was named the Most Valuable Player of the Florida International Holiday Classic as the Sugar Bears defeated Clemson and North Dakota State to claim the tournament championship. She averaged 14 points and 7.5 rebounds, shooting 65 percent from the field for the week, including 88.9 percent (8-9) against Clemson. The Columbus, Miss., native currently ranks sixth in the conference in scoring (14.5 points per game) and second in field goal percentage (.531, 68-128). The Sugar Bears (7-4) aim to defend their back-to-back Southland championships, beginning with their conference opener at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7-4) tomorrow, followed by a New Year’s Eve clash at home against Southeastern Louisiana (1-10). Both games tip off at 1 p.m. CT. 2017-18 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Week Eight Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas senior forward Taylor Baudoin is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more