MURRAY — Murray High guard Lizzy Curtis has had quite the week.
After becoming the Lady Tigers’ all-time leader in three point shots made, Curtis was honored by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Monday morning as the Region One Player of the Year.
Having her name added to the list, it places Curtis as the first region’s nominee for Miss Basketball.
Murray High head coach Wyatt Foust said Curtis’ work ethic over the offseason was what lead her to this accolade.
“Had you told me when I first got here that next year she’d be a Miss Basketball candidate, I’d say no,” Foust said. “What changed my mind instantly was how quickly she went to work after the season ended last year. At the end of the season last year, she just flat out decided she wanted this to be special.”
The senior has seen her points per game average jump eight points, from 6.9 PPG to 15, as well as going from being the fourth highest scorer on the team to the top scorer.
Foust was also named the KABC Coach of the Year in the first region as he has coached the Lady Tigers to a 23-3 record on the season.
Murray will take on Carlisle County on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.