Florida senior forward Haley Lorenzen was tabbed the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Lorenzen led the Gators to their first two conference victories and recorded double-doubles while averaging 15 points and 11.5 rebounds in the two contests.
Lorenzen has been Florida’s leading scorer and rebounder since SEC action has begun at a 13.1 points and 9.4 boards.
Florida is now .500 at 10-10 overall and 2-5 in SEC play. The Gators will travel to Starkville to face the #2 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday.
SEC Player of the Week press release:
Player of the Week:Florida’s Haley Lorenzen
Lorenzen had a double-double in both of UF’s games last week that helped the Gators halt a five-game losing streak and notch its first two SEC wins of the season. Her 13 rebounds against Ole Miss were a career-high and her five assists at Arkansas tied her career-high. She was huge in the fourth quarter against Ole Miss, which had defeated the Gators earlier in the season. On Sunday, the Gators entered the final quarter down 13 points, when Lorenzen took control. During that fourth quarter alone, she tallied seven points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Lorenzen grabbed an offensive rebound and put it in with 27 seconds remaining that proved to be the game-winner. Ole Miss had a chance to win it with 9.1 seconds to play, but Lorenzen blocked Alissa Alston’s layup and UF grabbed the rebound with one second remaining. She finished with a game-high 18 points and her 11th double-double this season and 15th of her career. She averaged 15.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals for the week.
*Information for this article was provided by the official UF women’s basketball press release.