Monday, February 28, 2011

Swansey Earns Newcomer of the Week Honor

Tennessee Tech junior point guard Zac Swansey has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference adidas Newcomer of the Week in recognition of his performances in the two Golden Eagle victories last week against SIU Edwardsville and Jacksonville State. For the week, Swansey shot 9-for-12 from the field for 75 percent, and averaged 13 points and eight assists per contest. At SIUE, he posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists, and also made six steals in the contest. He was 4-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free throw line. In the regular season finale against the Gamecocks, Swansey scored 13 points and had six assists, shooting 5-for-7 from the field. He netted a 3-pointer in the final minute that proved to be the game-winner. Swansey currently leads the OVC in assists, steals and assists-to-turnover ration. He is also 15th in the OVC in 3-point percentage and seventh in minutes played per game. It was the second time this season that he has earned the honor from the league. B.J. Jenkins of Murray State was named the Player of the Week and UT Martin's Mike Liabo was chosen as the Freshman of the Week.