|Kamila Cardoso||South Carolina|
|C • Sr.||Montes Claros, Brazil|
Kamilla Cardoso was the Gamecocks' top scorer and rebounder as they opened the season with a pair of top-15 victories with a scoring margin of +33.5. The senior center averaged a double-double for the week, shooting 66.7 percent from the field. In the season opener against #10/10 Notre Dame, Cardoso turned in the program's first 20-point, 15-rebound effort since Aliyah Boston surpassed those marks in the 2022 NCAA Final Four game against Louisville. Cardoso, who also blocked four shots in the game, pulled down 10 of her 15 boards in the first half, including eight in the second quarter as the Gamecocks dominated the period 24-8. She scored 13 of her 20 points in the third quarter, including eight in the first four minutes of the period. In the Gamecocks' home opener against #14/11 Maryland, Cardoso was a steadying force on the inside with 12 points to keep the defense in the lane for the Gamecocks' 3-point shooters.
|C • Fr.||Conway, Ark.|
Auburn freshman Savannah Scott made an immediate impact in her first three collegiate games, leading the Tigers in scoring through the first week of the season. Through the season's opening week, she leads the SEC in field goal percentage at .769 (20-of-26), is 11th in scoring at 16.7 points/game and is 13th in rebounds at 8.3/game. Scott leads Auburn in all three categories. Her first career road game was an exclamation point on a stellar opening week when she recorded her first collegiate double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in Auburn's win at Rutgers; she was 8-of-10 from the field. She also led the Tigers in scoring in their second game of the year, scoring 16 points in a come-from-behind win over Louisiana. Scott's collegiate debut against Jacksonville State Nov. 6 saw her post a 13-point, 8-rebound night where she was 6-of-7 from the floor.