– The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 29.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kolby Morgan • Jr. • G • Tulane
Morgan averaged 27.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for Tulane. The guard opened the week with 20 points and eight rebounds in a win over Tulsa last Wednesday. She scored a career-high 35 points in an overtime win at Cincinnati on Saturday while grabbing a career-best 12 rebounds. Morgan shot 56-percent (14-of-25) from the field in the comeback win over the Bearcats and scored all of Tulane’s points (12) in the first quarter. She also scored 10 of the team’s 13 points in the fourth quarter, and had a pivotal steal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation that led to the game-tying lay-up as the Green Wave trailed by two.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Shug Dickson • Fr. • G • Tulsa
Dickson repeats as American Freshman of the Week after tallying 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Hurricane last week. The rookie had 11 points and six rebounds in a five-point loss to Tulane last Wednesday. She finished the week with 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 66-59 win over SMU on Saturday. Dickson has scored 20 or more points in four of the last five contests.
Weekly Honor Roll
Zykira Lewis • Sr. • G • UCF
Tied her season-high with 26 points at Memphis last Saturday, averaged 20.5 points in two games
Gabby Williams • Jr. • F • UConn
Averaged 17.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game last week while shooting 62.5-percent from the field
Brea Elmore • Jr. • G • Memphis
Scored 22 points, her third 20+ point game of the season, in a win over UCF on Saturday
Kitija Laksa • So. • F • USF
Led the Bulls in road wins at SMU and Temple; averaged 22.0 points per game over two games
Feyonda Fitzgerald • Sr. • G • Temple
Averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Owls