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American Athletic Conference Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors – March 2

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

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