RICHMOND, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association announced today, Jan. 26, that Elon women’s basketball’s Shay Burnett has been named the Rookie of the Week. This marks the second time this season that Burnett has been awarded the honor from the league.
Burnett led the Phoenix in scoring last week, averaging 14 points per game after an 8-of-18 performance from the field to shoot 44.4 percent. The freshman also went 4-of-8 from long distance (50 percent), hit 8-of-11 chances from the line (73 percent) and hauled down 10 rebounds (5.0/game).
She recorded seven points in Elon’s game at UNCW, including a perfect 4-for-4 mark from the charity stripe, along with three rebounds. In the team’s overtime win against Northeastern Sunday, Burnett posted a new career-high 21 points after a 7-of-15 FG performance and went 3-of-6 from beyond the arc (both career highs). Burnett also recorded four free throws and posted a team-high seven rebounds in the victory. The Graham, N.C., native also tallied two assists and one steal on the week.
The Phoenix plays its next game at league leader James Madison on Friday, Jan. 30, in a 7 p.m. tip in Harrisonburg, Va.