PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 4.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK*****
*****Lashonda Monk • Fr. • G • ECU
Freshman Lashonda Monk(Southwest Guilford High School) was ECU’s leading scorer in both of the Pirates’ contest last week, averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and seven steals in two wins. On Tuesday, she set a new career-high with 19 points and dished out seven assists in ECU’s 77-67 victory over Wichita State. The Pirates the downed SMU 76-47 on Saturday, during which Monk dropped 20 points and recorded the second-highest single-game steal total in ECU program history with 10. For the week, she shot 55 percent (15-of-27) from the floor.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Gabby Williams • Sr. • F • UConn
In two wins last week, senior Gabby Williams averaged 13.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists with a pair of double-doubles for the top-ranked Huskies. In UConn’s 83-58 win at 7/6 South Carolina on Thursday, she totaled 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with a team-high 14 rebounds and five assists, with six of her boards coming on the offensive end. Two days later, Williams put forth a 13-point, 10-rebound, seven-assist outing as the Huskies defeated Cincinnati 106-65.