PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for games ending Feb. 15.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Moriah Jefferson * G * 5-7 * Jr. * UConn
Jefferson averaged 16.0 points on 68.4-percent shooting, including 71.4-percent from 3-point range, 4.5 rebounds and dished out 11 assists against only one turnover in a 2-0 week for No. 2/1 UConn that included wins over top ranked South Carolina and Tulane. The junior opened the week with 16 points, six assists and four rebounds in Monday’s win over the Gamecocks. She followed that with a 16-point, five-rebound, five-assist, four-steal performance in the Huskies’ victory over the Green Wave on Saturday.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Alliya Butts * G * 5-4 * Temple
Butts averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game for Temple in a 1-1 week for the Owls. She led the team with 17 points and two steals at Tulsa on Feb. 10 and scored a game-high 22 points with a career-best six assists in Saturday’s win over Houston. The freshman also went a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe last week.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Abria Trice * G/F * 6-1 * R-Sr. * East Carolina
Averaged 19.5 points per game and shot 60-percent from the field in an undefeated week with wins over Cincinnati and No. 25/25 USF
Courtney Williams * G * 5-8 * Jr. * USF
Recorded a season-high tying 34 points in a one-point loss at East Carolina, scored 26 of her 34 points in the second half vs. the Pirates
Ashley Clark * G * 5-11 * Jr. * Tulsa
Averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for Tulsa, tallied sixth double-double of the year vs. Temple
Mooriah Rowser * G * 5-9 * R-So. * Memphis
Tied a career-high with 24 points and added a career-best five steals in a win at Houston, Memphis’ lone game last week
Zykira Lewis * G * 5-8 * So. * UCF
Scored a game-high 19 points in a win over Cincinnati, the first for UCF in program history; made seven 3-pointers last week