BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State women's basketball has moved to 6-1 after a 79-47 win in its conference opener against Georgia Southern Monday night. 

Up next, the Mountaineers will step back for a non-conference matchup against Atlantic Sun opponent East Tennessee State University. The Apps are 41-30 all-time against East Tennessee State, and have won the last three matchups dating back to 2009. They'll strive for a fourth consecutive victory against the Buccaneers on their road to the post-season.

Here's a look at the latest news and notes surrounding the team as the season progresses.



Courtney Freeman can now count herself among Appalachian State's all-time leading scorers as the 22nd member of the women's basketball 1,000 Point Club. Freeman dropped 24 points against Georgia Southern in the Mountaineers' conference opener on Monday night, accomplishing the career feat with 1:18 remaining in the game.



Courtney Freeman proves she's a triple threat this week earning three Southern Conference honors on Tuesday. Freeman grabbed both SoCon weekly honors for Player of the Week and Student-Athlete of the Week, following her 24 point contribution to the Mountaineers' 77-73 overtime win at Xavier along with her impressive academic record, which includes maintaining a 3.79 GPA in her studies as a Healthcare Management major.

Freeman was also named the SoCon's Athlete of the Month for November. 


Just seven games into the season, Mountaineers have broken major records, while others strive to set new personal highs. Here's the lastest from the record books: 

ANNA FREEMAN

• The Senior forward ranks as Applachian's all-time leader in career blocks (221), third in steals (310), fourth in rebounds (797), fourth in assists (353), fifth in field goals (547) and points (1492), and seventh in three-point field goals (124). 

• Freeman continues to climb the list of Appalachian's All-Time Scoring Leaders, having recorded 147 points so far this season to total her at 1,492 points career points. Freeman moves in to fifth place, just three points shy of the fourth spot held by all-time leader Shannon Thomas.  

• Freeman also earned an eigth place ranking among the Mountaineers' Single-Game Scoring Leaders, after tallying 36 points against Virginia Tech on November 14, as well as Single-Season Scoring Average Leaders, as she is averaging 21.0 points-per-game.

COURTNEY FREEMAN

• Became the 22nd member of Appalachian's 1,000 Point Club after scoring 24 points in the Georgia Southern Game.

• Just 70 field goals away from making App State's All-Time Career Field Goals list.

• Trails Beth Schoolfield (259) by 44 free-throws to earn her place among App's All-Time Career Free Throw Leaders. 

• With 528 to-date, Freeman is just 96 rebounds shy of joining the All-Time Career Rebounding List. 

KELSEY SHARKEY

• Needs just six more blocks (49)  to make her way on to the Apps' All-Time Career Blocks List.  

• Just 12 steals short of becoming tenth among Appalachian's All-Time Career Steals list. Melissa Davis currently holds the number ten spot with 147 steals.

• With 539 total rebounds, Kelsey needs 85 more to join the ranks of the Mountaineers' All-Time Career Rebounds Leaders.


SoCon Women's Basketball SoCon Overall
Team Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak
Chattanooga 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 W2 6-1 .857 4-0 1-1 1-0 W2
Samford 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 W2 5-2 .714 4-1 1-1 0-0 W3
College of Charleston 2-0 1.000 0-0 2-0 0-0 W2 4-4 .500 1-1 3-3 0-0 W2
Appalachian State 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 0-0 W1 6-1 .857 3-0 1-1 2-0 W5
Davidson 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 0-0 W1 3-4 .429 2-0 0-3 1-1 W2
Elon 1-1 .500 0-1 1-0 0-0 W1 3-3 .500 2-2 1-1 0-0 W1
Western Carolina 1-1 .500 1-1 0-0 0-0 L1 3-4 .429 2-3 1-1 0-0 L1
Wofford 0-2 .000 0-0 0-2 0-0 L2 4-3 .571 1-0 2-3 1-0 L2
Furman 0-2 .000 0-0 0-2 0-0 L2 3-4 .429 3-0 0-4 0-0 L3
Georgia Southern 0-2 .000 0-0 0-2 0-0 L2 1-4 .200 0-1 0-3 1-0 L2
UNCG 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-0 L2 1-5 .167 1-3 0-2 0-0 L3

 


 

• The NCAA released its weekly Women's Basketball Ranking Summaryand Appalachian State is in the Top 50 (343 ranked) in 10 of the 18 ranked categories.

• Seniors Anna Freeman and Courtney Freeman are both ranked among the Top 100 players nationally.

Appalachian St. (6-1)
Women's Basketball National Ranking Summary
Thru Games 12/2/2012
TEAM RANKINGS        
Category Rank Actual National Leader Actual
Scoring Offense (343 ranked) 22 76.2 Connecticut 92.0
Scoring Margin (343 ranked) 30 16.8 Connecticut 48.7
Field-Goal Percentage (343 ranked) 20 45.9 Connecticut 57.9
Free-Throw Percentage (343 ranked) 7 80.4 Mt. St. Mary's 82.3
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage (248 ranked) 25 37.6 Duke 48.4
Won-Lost Percentage (343 ranked) 43 83.3
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Assists Per Game (343 ranked) 9 18.8 Connecticut 25.2
Steals Per Game (343 ranked) 35 12.5 Alabama 17.7
Assist Turnover Ratio (343 ranked) 24 1.05 Connecticut 1.89
Turnover Margin (343 ranked) 27 6.33 Alabama 15.5
 
INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS          
Category Player Rank Actual National Leader Actual
Points Per Game (250 ranked) Anna Freeman
Courtney Freeman
12
71
22.2
17.7
Jasmine Grice, FlaA&M
 
24.0
 
Blocked Shots Per Game (250 ranked) Anna Freeman 48 2.0 Kayla Alexander, Syr. 4.25
Steals Per Game (250 ranked) Anna Freeman

99

2.67

Jocelyn Floyd, Duqsne
 
 
5.71
 
 
Field-Goal Percentage (250 ranked) Courtney Freeman
Anna Freeman
58
87
52.7
50.0
Tianna Hawkins, Md.
 
69.5
 
Free-Throw Percentage (250 ranked) Anna Freeman
 
 
6

 
96.6

 
Jaclyn Babe, CConSt
Christine Clark, Harvrd
Kayla Lamotte, WrgtSt
100.0
100.0
100.0
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage (250 ranked) Anna Freeman 67 40.6 Emma Golen, Harvrd 67.9
Assist Turnover Ratio (250 ranked) Anna Freeman 74 1.85 Iwalani Rodrigues, Utah 4.6
Double Doubles (30 ranked)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keiara Avant, Hmpton
Chastity Gooch, W.Ky
Jennifer Hailey, Chrlot
Sammie Jensen, UtVal
Chiney Ogwumike, Stan.
Cheyenne Parker, HighPt
Shanice Steenholdt, HouBap
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0


 


 

    record points previous  
1. Gonzaga (26) 6-2 746 1 West Coast
2. Green Bay (3) 5-1 741 2 Horizon
3. Middle Tennessee (1) 5-3 712 3 Sun Belt
4. Delaware (1) 3-2 639 4 Colonial
5. Chattanooga 6-1 586 6 Southern
6. BYU 3-4 581 5 West Coast
7. Princeton 5-2 575 7 Ivy
8. Marist 4-4 518 10 Metro Atlantic
9. Florida Gulf Coast 4-3 492 11 Atlantic Sun
10. Hartford 6-1 482 9 America East
11. Toledo 6-1 457 13 Mid-American
12. Hampton 6-3 441 8 MEAC
13. Appalachian State 6-1 406 12 Southern
14. Missouri State 5-2 345 14 Missouri Valley
14. Creighton 3-2 345 15 Missouri Valley
16. Bowling Green 4-3 261 15 Mid-American
17. Quinnipiac 6-0 230 22 Northeast
18. San Diego 5-1 125 18 West Coast
19. James Madison 3-4 204 20 Colonial
20. South Dakota State 4-4 181 19 Summit
21. Boston University 5-3 139 21 America East
22. UALR 6-1 138 23 Sun Belt
23. McNeese State 4-3 115 17 Southland
24. Sacred Heart 4-3 86 NR Northeast
25. Harvard 6-2 68 NR Ivy


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Liberty 67, Pacific 52, Idaho State 43, Saint Mary's 38, Youngstown State 35, Central Arkansas 22, Old Dominion 21, Drexel 13, Cal State Northridge 11, Central Michigan 8, UT Martin 8, Albany 6, Detroit 6, Lamar 6, Stetson 6, Mercer 5, Navy 5, Nicholls State 5, Eastern Illinois 4, Akron 3, Portland State 3, Army 2, Campbell 1, Illinois State 1, Iona 1.

NOTE: The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.