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Maryah Sydnor has been named the Student Athlete of the Week, announced by the Southern Conference on Wednesday.
Courtesy: Rob Moore (Appalachian '93)
Sydnor Named SoCon Student Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Wednesday 01/15/2014 (ET)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University women's basketball player Maryah Sydnor was named the North Carolina Education Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week, announced by the league office on Wednesday.

The junior is an Exercise Science major and currently holds a 3.42 GPA. Last season, Sydnor was named to the 2013 academic all-conference team.

The Radford, Va. native averaged a double-double last week in women's basketball play. In the game against Samford on Saturday, Sydnor notched 24 points and six rebounds, helping her team to a 61-47 victory. 

On Monday, Sydnor led all players with 20 points and 14 rebounds in an overtime loss to Chattanooga, continuing  to top the Southern Conference with an average of 20.2 points per game.

Sydnor also went 17-18 from the free throw line this past week, giving her an 87.7 percentage on the season and ranking her 30th in the nation in free throw percentage.

Sydnor and the Mountaineers will return to action at 7 p.m. on Friday when they take on SoCon opponent Elon.

Previous NCEL Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 4: Kym Coley, Volleyball, Georgia Southern
Sept. 11: Christina Dorismond, Volleyball, Furman
Sept. 18: Nathan Dean, Men’s Soccer, Elon
Sept. 25: Clare Latham, Women’s Soccer, Chattanooga
Oct. 2: Andy Summerlin, Football, Samford
Oct. 9: Andrea Fisher, Volleyball, Furman
Oct. 16: Amanda Liguori, Volleyball, Wofford
Oct. 23: Michaela Reesor, Volleyball, Samford
Oct. 30: Tony Washington, Football, Appalachian State
Nov. 6: Teghan Henderson, Cross Country, Chattanooga
Nov. 13: Sam Coffer, Women’s Basketball, Elon
Nov. 20: Garrett Frye, Football, Georgia Southern
Nov. 27: Makensey Campbell, Women’s Basketball, Western Carolina
Dec. 4: Lucy Mason, Women’s Basketball, UNCG
Dec. 11: Briana Tate, Track and Field, Appalachian State
Dec. 18: Anna Claire Knight, Women’s Basketball, Georgia Southern
Jan. 1: Shelby Campbell, Women’s Basketball, Samford
Jan. 8: Shannon Eriksson, Women’s Basketball, Davidson
Jan. 15: Maryah Sydnor, Women’s Basketball, Appalachian State

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