Moore, Tipton receive national honors

SUWANEE - Wednesday was quite an eventful day for Collins Hill senior Maya Moore.

The McDonald's All-American was awarded with the 2007 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award in a ceremony after school on Wednesday.

And earlier in the day the three-time state champion was named the USA Today Player of the Year as well.

Moore's coach, Tracey Tipton, was also honored by the publication as the National Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a third straight state title and a national championship.

The two awards are just another in a long list of accomplishments for the senior star, who has three Daily Post Player of the Year awards and two Naismith National Player of the Year awards to her credit.