University of Tennessee senior Jordan Horston was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday. She follows teammate Rickea Jackson, who earned the honor last week.
Horston averaged a scoring/rebounding double-double on the week and added a half dozen assists per contest in keeping Tennessee unbeaten in SEC play (12-6, 4-0), and she became only the fourth player in Lady Vol history to produce at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in a career.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Columbus, Ohio, produced 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.5 blocks as the Lady Vols beat Mississippi State and Vanderbilt to run their win streak to five games. They now have recorded victories in eight of their last nine games and in 10 of the past 12, with the only losses coming at No. 2 Stanford and vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech.
On Sunday, Horston had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists at Vandy, with her eight dimes bringing her to 400 for her career (along with 1,169 points and 599 rebounds). She joined Kara Lawson, Alexis Hornbuckle and Dena Head as the only UT players in the 1000/500/400 club, as the Big Orange collected an 84-71 triumph at Memorial Gymnasium for their eighth straight victory in the venue.
Last Thursday, the Tennessee backcourt star posted season highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to go along with five assists, two blocks and a steal in an 80-69 home win over a much-improved Mississippi State squad.
With the Bulldogs attempting to fight their way back into the contest in the fourth quarter, Horston simply took over. She nearly produced a double-double in the final frame alone, hitting five of eight field goal attempts and all three tries at the charity stripe to tally 13 points and nine boards, including six on the offensive end, as UT outscored MSU 19-15 in the period to secure the “W.”