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Bay Area News Group girls high school athlete of the week: Michelle Tang, Mills basketball



Mills basketball player Michelle Tang is the Bay Area News Group’s girls high school athlete of the week for Feb. 20-25 after she received 30.83% of the vote at the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.

Carondelet soccer player Lauren Kenny placed second with 22.72% of the vote and Menlo School basketball player Karen Xin finished third.

Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.

Tang, a junior, nailed six three-pointers in Mills’ 66-52 victory over Santa Cruz in the CCS D-III championship. She scored 28 points en-route to helping Mills win its first section title since 1985.

To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email by Monday, Mar. 6, at 11 a.m. Please include stats and team results.

We also review stats submitted to by coaches/team statisticians for consideration.

Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites and, starting Sept. 30, in the print edition of the Mercury News and EB Times sports sections.

Past winners

Feb. 13-18: Mikayla Garcia, James Logan wrestling

Feb. 6-11: Alli Dioli, Half Moon Bay basketball

Jan. 30 to Feb. 4: Quinn Godfrey, Branham basketball

Jan. 13-28: India Bowles, Archbishop Riordan soccer

Jan. 16-21: Priscilla Quihuiz, San Jose soccer

Jan. 9-14: Trinity Chu, California basketball

Jan. 2-7: Tali Fa’i, Newark Memorial basketball

Dec. 12-17: Deanna Luna, James Lick soccer

Dec. 5-10: Sofia Bowes, San Ramon Valley basketball

Nov. 28 to Dec. 3: Kendall McClure, Heritage basketball

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