By David Dawson, Vanderbilt athletic communications
Throughout the first nine games of the season, Christina Foggie has not only done what she does best — knocking down jumpers — but has also showed a new element to her game by flashing her ability to finish around the rim.
The senior guard from New Jersey has likewise been effective at the free throw line and from mid-range … and, well, you get the picture.
In short, she has simply been a scoring machine, averaging an SEC-leading 18.9 points per game while helping the Commodores get off to a 7-2 start.
Coming into the week, Foggie, who was recently named to the Naismith Trophy early-season Watch List, was tied for the conference lead in 3-pointers per game (3.0), and fourth in the SEC in three separate categories — field goal percentage (52.9), free throw percentage (86) and 3-point percentage (45.3). And for good measure, she is 10th in the conference in assists.
The impressive numbers are nothing new for Foggie, who was the SEC’s leading scorer as a sophomore. But this year, Foggie is going about it a little differently by showcasing her versatility.
“Coming in this year, (I wanted to) to build off the things that I have done the last three years,” said Foggie. “Not just being a 3-point shooter, but also trying to get to the rim and things like that.”
Foggie and her teammates are currently in the midst of a long break between games. The Commodores, who downed ETSU on Tuesday night, don’t play again until they visit Hartford on Dec. 15.