Shanika Peterkin of Barton Tabbed Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Shanika Peterkin of Barton has been selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. 

The conference office made the official announcement on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. 

A junior center out of Virginia Beach, Va., Peterkin was fantastic in Barton’s two games last week, averaging 16.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game. The reigning two-time Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year also shot 43.3 percent from the field on the week. 

In Barton’s 80-68 loss to Francis Marion on Nov. 13, Peterkin finished her efforts with 16 rebounds, 14 points and five blocks. In Barton’s 65-54 win over Elizabeth City State on Saturday, Nov. 16, Peterkin had 19 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.

Peterkin just a few games into her junior season already has 254 blocks in her career.

This is Conference Carolinas

Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its early initial inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Conference Carolinas member institutions are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan. 

Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition.

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2019-20 Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Week 1 (Nov. 11, 2019)
Nigeria Davis - Converse 

Week 2 (Nov. 18, 2019)
Shanika Peterkin – Barton