Dec. 23, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Daisha Simmons
earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors, which was announced by the league office on Monday morning. This is the first weekly award for Simmons this season and second of her career.
Simmons had the top statistical performance for an Alabama player since 1998, recording a triple-double of 37 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Tide to a 113-105 overtime win over Troy. It was also the first triple-double in the SEC since 2010. Her point, rebound and assist totals against the Trojans were all career highs, while the 37 points were the most scored by a junior in program history and the second-highest point total in a single game in the UA record books, one point shy of the record set by Amy Lannom in 1992. Simmons' 14 made free throws also tied for the second-most in a single game in the Tide records.
Simmons finished the week averaging 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists in two games. She is the only SEC player to be ranked in the league in points, rebounds, assists and steals.