Tennessee's Mercedes Russell has been named SEC freshman of the week, the league announced on Monday.
The 6-foot-6 center scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Sunday's 110-42 women's basketball rout of Lipscomb at Thompson-Boling Arena. She also recorded five blocks and two assists in 19 playing minutes.
Russell shot 5 for 8 from the floor and was 2 for 3 from the free throw line.
Tennessee opens conference play against LSU on Thursday at the arena.