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Chae Harris led the Mountaineers with 12 points.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State’s Harris Named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

App State sophomore Chaé Harris garnered her first career Sun Belt Player of Week honor, the league announced on Tuesday. Harris is the second Mountaineer to collect the honor for the 2023-24 season following junior Emily Carver, who was tabbed SBC Player of the Week on Dec. 12.

The Snellville, Ga. native was the Mountaineers’ top scorer in their 69-56 road victory against Louisiana on Dec. 30. Harris netted 22 points, which matched her career-high set on Nov. 8, 2022 in her collegiate debut against Charlotte. In her 21 minutes on the court, Harris accounted for six of the Mountaineers’ nine treys against the Ragin’ Cajuns and pulled down six rebounds. She also dished out two assists.

Harris led the league in 3-pointers per game for the opening weekend of Sun Belt play. Also in conference-only rankings, she ranked seventh in 3-point percentage, ninth in scoring, and rounded out the top-10 in blocked shots. For the week of Dec. 25-31, Harris ranked fifth in the nation for 3-pointers per game and 12th for made 3-pointers.

The Mountaineers (7-5, 1-0 SBC) return to Boone to host Texas State on Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. App State will then host South Alabama on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.