Louisiana’s Doucet Wins First Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award
Ty’Reona Doucet, Louisiana (So., C, Ville Platte, La.)
Over the first week of the season, Louisiana sophomore center Ty’Reona Doucet recorded two double-doubles in Louisiana’s first two games of the season … Doucet grabbed 22 rebounds, a single-game school record for rebounds (breaking a record that was set in 1988) and she added 29 points in the Ragin’ Cajuns 70-59 win over McNeese State on Sunday, Nov. 11 … The 22 rebounds are the most in the Sun Belt over the first week of the season and thus far is the best performance in the country … In Louisiana’s season-opener Doucet finished with 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday, Nov. 6 … Overall she averaged 18.5 rebounds per game and 23.5 points per game over the first week of the season.
2018-19 Weekly Award Winners
November 13: Ty’Reona Doucet, Louisiana
About the Sun Belt Conference
Entering the second decade of the new millennium, the Sun Belt Conference continues to challenge itself, and its competitors, in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. Not content with being simply the youngest football conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the conference has shown that it can rise each and every season that comes along. And since the birth of the league as an FBS member in 2001, the evidence is clear that the conference is indeed rising above competitors and peer conferences.
The Sun Belt finished second in bowl winning percentage among all 10 FBS conferences the last two seasons. Reaching back to the 2014 season, no conference has a better total bowl winning percentage (.611) than the Sun Belt. All that success comes as the 2018 season will see the conference split into East and West divisions for the first time and stage its first-ever championship game at the end of the regular season on December 1, 2018.
Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, ULM, South Alabama, Texas State and Troy give the league 10 football members. Little Rock and UTA compete as Sun Belt members in sports other than football.