Basketball’s Courtney Bolton Named UNCP Student-Athlete Of The Week
PEMBROKE – After playing a key role in three games for the Lady Braves last week, including a key league road victory against Flagler, junior Courtney Bolton has been named this week's UNCP Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Tuesday.
Bolton, a Knightdale native, nearly averaged a double-double last week with 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds, while connecting on better than 48 percent (16-of-33) of her shots from the field. Her offensive numbers also included an 11-for-16 (.687) success rate from the free throw line, with the East Wake High School product also adding two blocks and a steal as well. She registered two double-double performances over the three-game span, both of which came against Peach Belt Conference competition.
Bolton began her week with a 15-point, 8-rebound effort in a home loss to Chowan on Wednesday in which she connected on 7-of-9 attempts from the free throw line. She would follow that performance with her second career double-double outing in a clutch win at Flagler in which she booked 14 points and 10 rebounds. She would close out her pre-holiday break efforts with an effective 15-point, 11-rebound effort on Monday at Armstrong Atlantic in which she canned 60 percent (6-of-10) of her shots from the field.
Bolton has played in 52 games (14 starts) during her 2-plus years in the Black & Gold and is averaging 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during that span. This season, she is averaging a team-best 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds an outing, including a 13.4 points and 10.0 rebounds in three games against league competition.
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|November 21||Brendon Parker-Risk||Wrestling||Click Here|
|November 14||George Blakeney||Basketball||Click Here|
|November 7||Ashlyn Rebok||Volleyball||Click Here|
|October 31||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|October 24||Pardon Ndhlovu||Cross Country||Click Here|
|October 17||Sam Miles||Soccer||Click Here|
|October 10||Luke Charles||Football||Click Here|
|October 3||Dana Watkins||Golf||Click Here|
|September 26||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 19||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
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