December 4, 2012

Amber Lau Named Conference Player of the Week

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College women's basketball player Amber Lau has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

Lau, a senior from Mt. Wolfe, Pa., averaged 28 points in the Cobras' two wins over Conference Carolinas opponents last week. She tallied 27 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block against Converse. Against Lee-McRae, Lau dropped 29 points – including seven 3-pointers – with six boards, three assists and three steals.

As of Tuesday, Lau is averaging 20 points per game, good for second in the conference and 11th in the nation for Division II. Her 9.7 rebounds-per-game average is fifth best in the conference.

Coker is 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Cobras return to action for their home opener Dec. 15 against Mount Olive.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.