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American Athletic Conference Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors – Feb. 23

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for games ending Feb. 22.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Breanna Stewart * F * 6-4 * Jr. * UConn

Stewart averaged 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 70.6-percent from the field in a 2-0 week for UConn. Stewart accumulated those averages in only 26.5 minutes per contest. The junior started the week with a 26-point, five-rebound, four-assist effort in UConn’s win over Houston on Tuesday.  Her 26 points came on 11-16 shooting in 26-minutes of action against the Cougars.  She followed that up with a season-high 28 points in a win at Tulsa, 23 of which came during the first half, on 13-18 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and six blocks.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Laura Ferreira * F * 5-11 * USF

Ferreira recorded her first-career double-double Wednesday night against Tulsa, scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds before tallying a career-best 17 points in a win over Temple on Sunday to go along with seven rebounds. The freshman averaged 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in the undefeated week and helped the Bulls clinch a top-two seed in the upcoming conference championship with Sunday’s win.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Jada Payne * G/F * 6-2 * R-Jr. * East Carolina

Averaged 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week, scored 1,000th career point vs. SMU

Alisia Jenkins * F * 6-1 * Jr. * USF

Recorded her 19th double-double of the season last week, averaged 13.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game

Tyonna Williams * G * 5-6 * Sr. * Temple

Shot 58-percent (11-for-19) from the field last week while averaging 16.5 points and 3.0 assists per game

Danielle Blagg * G * 5-11 * Sr. * Tulane

Averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week for Tulane

Cheyenne Creighton * F * 6-1 * Fr. * Memphis

Tallied back-to-back double-digit games last week, averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds on 55-percent shooting

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