Mack Earns Second National Player of the Week Award of the Season Freshman Leads Conference in Several Categories


By Gary Stallard/AC Athletics

Natasha Mack is going to need some bigger shelves to hold all the awards she continues to win as a college basketball player.

For the second time in the 2017-2018 basketball season, Angelina College’s Mack has earned the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Player of the Week honor.

Having already notched the honor in November, Mack doubled down with a 65-point, 28-rebound week at the end of January. Mack scored 29 points and hauled in the Lady Roadrunners’ 72-55 win at Coastal Bend College on Jan. 24 and followed up with a 36-point, 13-board showing in AC’s 98-67 win over Paris College at Shands Gymnasium on Jan. 27.

Those outbursts weren’t flukes. Mack’s year-long consistency has her leading Region XIV in several categories, including scoring (22.6 ppg), rebounding (13 rpg), field-goal percentage (60.1) and blocks (5.4 bpg).

Mack, a former Lufkin High School standout, is the daughter of Bonnie and Anthony Mack.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.

Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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