Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Center – Jackson, Miss.Jordan registered back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 54.2 percent in a pair of wins to open league play. She notched a season-high 13 rebounds in a 58-50 win at A&M-Corpus Christi, followed by a season-high 20 points in the 63-47 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. The Sugar Bears (9-4, 2-0 SLC) got off to a perfect start in conference player last week with wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7-6, 0-2 SLC) and Southeastern Louisiana (1-12, 0-2 SLC). They return to action tomorrow, hosting Sam Houston State (3-7, 0-1 SLC) at 7 p.m. CT. UCA faces Lamar at home Saturday at 1 p.m. to cap week nine. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Senior center Kierra Jordan of Central Arkansas is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. This marks the third time this season that Central Arkansas has garnered weekly honors after fellow Sugar Bear Taylor Baudoin collected the award in week five and week seven. Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barros, Nicholls; Bre’Ashlee Jones, McNeese; Randi Brown, New Orleans.