Quarterback JaMarcus Russell and Lady Tiger center Sylvia Fowles were named the LSU Male and Female Athletes of the Week Tuesday following a vote by a local media panel.
Russell was a unanimous selection for MVP of the 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl after guiding the Tigers to a 41-14 dismantling of Notre Dame last week. The junior from Mobile, Ala., completed 21-of-34 passes for a career-high 332 yards, while passing for two touchdowns and running for a third.
With his performance Russell set the LSU single season records for completions (232) and completion percentage (67.8) and tied the single season record for touchdown passes (28).
Fowles, a native of Miami, Fla., led LSU to a pair of come-from-behind victories over South Florida and 15th-ranked Georgia last week. Against the Bulls, Fowles scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds. She followed that with 12 rebounds and 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting against the Lady Bulldogs.
Fowles has now turned in three straight double-double performances. She has also collected a total of nine on the season and 44 for her career.