PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for games ending Jan. 4.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Erica Covile * G * 6-1 * Jr. * Temple
Covile had a pair of career games for Temple as the Owls went undefeated in American play last week and improved to 3-0 in league play. The junior averaged 22.5 points and 14.0 rebounds per game in wins vs. SMU and at Cincinnati. Against the Mustangs, Covile scored a career-high 24 points to go along with 13 rebounds, three steals and two assists. The Michigan native went 9-for-10 from the field in Saturday’s win over the Bearcats and finished with 21 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, notching her fourth consecutive double-double.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Aliyah Gregory * G * 5-10 * UCF
Gregory scored 21 points in UCF’s win over Tulsa on Saturday, falling one point shy of her career-high while shooting 61.5-percent (8-for-13) from the field. The freshman added six rebounds, two assists and went a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe vs. the Hurricane. Gregory helped seal the win for the Knights vs. Tulsa in the final seconds by blocking a 3-point attempt, securing the loose ball and drawing a foul. She made both of her subsequent free-throws with 13 seconds remaining for the 76-70 win.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Moriah Jefferson * G * 5-7 * Jr. * UConn
Averaged 16.7 points per game in UConn’s 3-0 week, went 21-for-28 (.750) from the field and 5-for-7 from 3-point range
Ariel Hearn * G * 5-7 * Jr. * Memphis
Had 26 points, two rebounds and two assists off the bench in an overtime win vs. East Carolina on Sunday
Kelsee Grovey * G * 5-8 * Jr. * Tulsa
Led Tulsa in scoring, averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Hurricane
Alisia Jenkins * F * 6-1 * Jr. * USF
Recorded her 10th double-double of the season (10 pts, 14 rebs) in Sunday’s win at NR/RV Tulane
Zykira Brown * G * 5-8 * So. * UCF
Notched her seventh 20-point game of the year, a game-high 25 points, in win vs. Tulsa