WBB: Lavender Briggs named SEC Freshman of the Week

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Florida freshman guard Lavender Briggs was named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

The Provo, Utah native averaged 20.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists in a pair of Florida wins (defeated Mississippi on Thursday and Missouri on Sunday).

Briggs is the first player to gather SEC weekly honors since 2018, and the first freshman since 2017.

Briggs is leading Florida in points, averaging 14.3 per contest. She has also crashed the boards at a high level, contributing 6.3 per game.

The Gators are currently 14-11 overall and 5-7 in SEC play. They will travel to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama on Thursday.