Walker Named Dolphins' First TAAC Player-Of-The-Week

January 18, 2000

Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville University junior Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) became the first women's basketball player in the school's history to be named Trans America Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week for the week ending January 16th, 2000.

A transfer from Daytona Beach Community College, Walker was selected based on her performance in the Dolphins two league games last week, an eight point loss (76-68) to TAAC front-runner Florida Atlantic, and Jacksonville's first ever home and TAAC win over defending conference champions Central Florida 57-56 on Saturday. Walker became the first player ever for the Dolphins to record back-to-back double-doubles (10 points and 11 rebounds versus FAU and 13 points and 13 rebounds versus UCF), while setting a career-high in rebounding in both games. Walker also averaged 31 minutes, 3.0 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal per game for the week.

Currently ranked 15th in the TAAC in scoring (10.8 ppg) and 9th in rebounding (6.4 rpg), Walker has been a key part of the Dolphins' suffocating defense that is ranked 2nd among NCAA Division I schools in field goal percentage defense (34.4%) behind only Vanderbilt. Walker is currently 7th in the league in steals (2.07 spg), 11th in blocks (.71 bpg) and 10th in defensive rebounding (4.21 drpg).