LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty post player Keyen Green has been named the Come Ready Nutrition Big South Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, becoming the first player in program history to win the award six times in one season.
Green was previously tabbed Big South Freshman of the Week on Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, Jan. 16 and Feb. 6. She is now one shy of matching the conference record for most Big South Freshman of the Week honors in a single season (7), co-owned by Cheyenne Parker (High Point, 2010-11), Kaylah Keys (High Point, 2013-14) and Erica Williams (Winthrop, 2013-14).
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Green led the Lady Flames in scoring (13.0 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and blocked shots (1.0 bpg) during last week’s pair of games.
On Tuesday, Green notched her seventh double-double of the season (10 points, game-high 10 rebounds). Her effort helped the Lady Flames post a 49-48 victory over Big South co-leader Radford.
Green then scored a game-high 16 points on Saturday at Presbyterian, 12 of which came after halftime. She grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 48.7 seconds remaining, cutting Liberty’s deficit to one point, but the Lady Flames ended up losing by that same margin, 56-55.
For the season, Green leads the Big South in rebounds (8.3 rpg), offensive rebounds (3.9 rpg), field goal percentage (57.8) and double-doubles (7). She also ranks fourth in blocked shots (1.0 bpg), seventh in defensive rebounds (4.4 rpg) and ninth in points (12.0 ppg).
Green ranks No. 4 nationally among freshmen for rebounding and needs 10 boards to become the first Liberty freshman to grab 200 rebounds since Ashley Rininger in 2012-13.
Liberty (9-14, 8-4 Big South) opens the week tied with High Point for third place in the Big South standings, one game behind co-leaders Campbell and Radford. The Lady Flames will travel to High Point Tuesday at 7 p.m. before returning home for a Friday 7 p.m. matchup with Charleston Southern at the Vines Center.