SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State University women’s basketball player Maryah Sydnor has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Month of January, as announced by the league office on Friday.
Sydnor helped the Mountaineers to four conference wins over the month of January, improving their overall record to the current 9-12 and a third place ranking in the SoCon.
The junior barely missed averaging a double-double last month as she ended January with 22 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game. Sydnor had four double-doubles in January including a performance of 20 points and 14 rebounds against no. 1 Chattanooga on Jan. 13, leading the team into an overtime game.
The Radford, Va. native’s best game of her career came on Jan. 25 as she led the Apps past no. 2 Davidson while scoring 36 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. The 36 points was the most a SoCon player as scored in a game since Appalachian’s Anna Freeman had 36 last season against Virginia Tech.
Sydnor has proven to be one of the best players in the conference as she leads the league in scoring and is currently ranked second in rebounding. The forward has been great from the free throw line, ranking 24th in the country with a percentage of 87.7 at the end of last month.
Sydnor and the Mountaineers will face the number one ranked Chattanooga on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m in Maclellan Gymnasium.