FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third-straight week and the seventh time this year, the league announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Cardinal’s starting guard added another accolade to her shelf last week becoming the NCAA Division I all-time leader in career steals. Barrs now has 632 steals to her name and has boosted Lamar to a 16-1 record in league-play for at least a share of the Southland Conference regular season-title. The senior’s seven weekly awards this season breaks the single-season record for Player of the Week honors, dating back to the 1999-2000 season. The record was previously held by Megan Herbert of Central Arkansas, who earned the award six times in the 2011-12 campaign.Lamar went 2-0 on the week following a 97-49 win over Houston Baptist Wednesday and a 62-46 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasBarrs filled the stat sheet this week as she averaged 14.5 points, 9.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 steals per game. In the contest on Wednesday, Barrs set the NCAA career steals record by passing Florida A&M’s Natalie White, who held the record for 23 years. She recorded two double-doubles on the week and now has 11 on the season. For her career, Barrs has 688 assists, the fourth most in SLC history for a career. The win against SFA clinched at least a share of the SLC title. The Cards have not lost at the Montagne Center in three seasons, extending their home win streak to 41 games.Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Dominique Golighty, Abilene Christian; Nautica Grant, Northwestern State 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 25 percent of ballots.
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