ATLANTA, Ga. - Jacksonville's Shakayla Nevitt and Destiny Marshall and Stetson's Kimia Carter earned ASUN Conference Women's Basketball weekly honors, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Nevitt earned the first Player of the Week award for Jacksonville this season, while Carter garnered the first weekly honor for Stetson. Marshall was tabbed the Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season, earning her first honor on Nov. 19.
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Shakayla Nevitt, Jacksonville
Senior | Guard | Houston, Texas
- First Career ASUN Player of the Week award; 34th all-time honor for Jacksonville, last Dolphin to earn the honor was Rolanda Hayes on Jan. 1, 2019
- Averaged 25 points, five assists, four rebounds, three blocks and three steals as the Dolphins went 1-0 this week defeating FIU
- Her 25 points marked a season-high, shooting 55.6 percent (10-for-18) from the field while hitting three shots from long range (42.9 percent; 3-for-7)
- Her three steals vs. FIU have helped lift Jacksonville to third in the country for total steals (143) and steals per game (14.3) while ranking sixth in turnovers forced (24.0)
- Tied for second in the ASUN with 20 total steals and sits third with a 2.1 steals per game average
Other Nominees: Emily Lytle, Liberty; Day'Neshia Banks, Stetson.
Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week
Destiny Marshall, Jacksonville
Sophomore | Guard | Augusta, Ga.
- Second Career ASUN Newcomer of the Week award; the first to earn two honors in the same season for Jacksonville since Naqaiyyah Teague in 2017-18
- On the week, averaged 19 points, two assists, one rebound and one steal en route to a 77-52 win over the FIU Panthers
- Shot 9-for-15 (.600) from the field, including a perfect 1-for-1 from three-point range
- Leads the ASUN in steals per game (2.11) and sits fourth with 19 total steals this season
- Helps the Dolphins lead the conference and rank third in the NCAA in steals (143), steals per game (14.3) and sixth in forced turnovers (24.0)
Other Nominee: Kimia Carter, Stetson.
Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week
Kimia Carter, Stetson
Freshman | Guard | Chattanooga, Tenn.
- First Career ASUN Freshman of the Week award; 12th all-time to be recognized for Stetson which is tied for first in ASUN history
- Averaged 16 points, four rebounds and one assist as the Hatters extended its home win streak to four with a 66-60 win over Tulsa
- Her 16 points against the Golden Hurricane was a career-high, which included the final six points of the contest
- Drove past two defenders to get to the basket and score the game-winning bucket with 34.6 seconds left to play
- Shot 45.5 percent (5-for-11) from the field, 66.7 percent (2-for-3) from long range while converting four of her five attempts from the line
Other Nominees: Shekinah Rachel, Jacksonville; Audrey Clark, Liberty.
2019-20 Season Award Winners
Dec. 17th | Player: Shakayla Nevitt, Jacksonville; Newcomer: Destiny Marshall, Jacksonville; Freshman: Kimia Carter, Stetson.
Dec. 10th | Player: Milena Bajic, NJIT; Newcomer: Ashli O'Neal, FGCU; Freshman: Kenna Squier, NJIT.
Dec. 3rd | Player: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU; Newcomer: Ashli O'Neal, FGCU; Freshman: Maria Fux, NJIT.
Nov. 26th | Player: Janesha Green, North Florida; Newcomer: Ashli O'Neal, FGCU; Freshman: Jalyn Holcomb, Lipscomb.
Nov. 19th | Newcomer: Destiny Marshall, Jacksonville; Freshman: Casey Collier, Lipscomb.
Nov. 12th | Player: Alexis Poole, Kennesaw State; Newcomer: Olivia Noah, North Alabama; Freshman: Jaida Bond, North Alabama.
ABOUT THE ASUN
The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.