RICHMOND, VA. (Mon., Nov. 19) Georgia State freshman Ashlee Cole was recognized as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the second week of the 2012-13 season.
Cole scored 11 points in GSU's home opening win over Jacksonville State last week, while also grabbing four rebounds and blocking a shot in just 18 minutes of action. The 5-foot-8 guard hit 2-of-5 three-point shots and was made her only free throw attempt in netting her first double-figure game in college.
A three-time All-State honoree for the Forest Park High Panthers here in metro Atlanta, Cole scored almost 2,000 points during her prep career. She showed her shooting skills with 168 three-point baskets made in high school.
She had averaged 18 points a game as a senior with multiple games of 30 or more points. Cole was coached by her father, Steven, at Forest Park.
The 79-50 win last week raised Georgia State's record to 2-1 as the team prepares to host its annual Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena.