PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced winners of the league’s final weekly women’s basketball honors for games ending March 2.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis * F * 5-11 * Sr. * UConn
Mosqueda-Lewis averaged 20.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 63.9-percent from the field in a 3-0 week for the top-ranked Huskies. She also joined an elite club when she became only the eighth member of UConn’s 2,000-point club on Saturday. Mosqueda-Lewis began the week with a 21-point performance in a win at Tulane on Feb. 23. She followed that up with another 21-point effort in Saturday’s win against Memphis. Her 21 came on 8-11 shooting. The senior ended the week with an 18-point performance in Monday’s win at RV/RV USF. She was 7-12 from the floor, including 4-9 from long-range, in the win over the Bulls.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Tanaya Atkinson * G * 5-9 * Temple
Atkinson averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while shooting 61.5-percent from the field in a 3-0 week for Temple. The rookie had three double-figure scoring games in each contest for the Owls last week. She finished 4-for-7 and posted 10 points and five rebounds against SMU and followed that up with a 5-for-8, 13-point, six-rebound performance against East Carolina. Atkinson scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, both team-highs, in a win at Houston on Monday.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Kelsee Grovey * G * 5-8 * Jr. * Tulsa
Averaged 16.3 points per game in a 3-0 week for Tulsa, clinched third seed at conference championship with undefeated week
Courtney Williams * G * 5-8 * Jr. * USF
Had 26 points on 13-for-26 shooting vs. No. 1/1 UConn on Monday, posted three 20+ point games last week
I’Tiana Taylor * F * 6-1 * Jr. * East Carolina
Recorded fourth 20-point game of the season at Temple on Saturday, tallied seventh double-double of the year vs. UCF
Laura Ferreira * F * 5-11 * Fr. * USF
Averaged 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in a 2-1 week for USF
Jessieka Palmer * G * 6-1 * Jr. * Houston
Pulled down third double-double of the season (16 points, 11 rebounds) in a 56-45 loss to Temple on Monday