American Athletic Conference Announces Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors


USF’s Laksa, Henshaw earn weekly accolades

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly women’s basketball honors for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 12.


Kitija Laksa • So. • F • USF

Laksa averaged 27.5 points per game last week, shooting 58-percent (22-of-38) from the field and 50-percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range in a 2-0 week for the Bulls. The sophomore opened the week with 34 points, including 18 in the second half, in a win at East Carolina last Wednesday. In a NCAA resume booster, Laksa powered the Bulls to their 20th win of the season with a 66-56 victory over Tulane on Sunday. Laksa had 21 points against the Green Wave on 8-of-16 shooting.


Tamara Henshaw • Fr. • F • USF
Henshaw played a crucial role in USF’s 76-66 road victory over East Carolina, posting the third double-double of her career with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The freshman only missed one shot, finishing 5-of-6 and added three assists, two blocks and two steals. Against Tulane, Henshaw just missed her fourth double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds but added a career-high four blocks.
Weekly Honor Roll

Aliyah Gregory • Jr. • G • UCF
Tied her career-high with 33 points in a comeback win at Houston, shot 55-percent over two games last week

Shanice Johnson • Jr. • F • Cincinnati
Averaged 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in a 1-1 week for Cincinnati

Napheesa Collier • So. • F • UConn
Averaged 17.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 blocks per game on 67-percent shooting in two games

Taylor Williams • Sr. • G • Memphis
Led Memphis with 15 points, including 13 in the second half, in a 55-52 win at Tulane last Thursday

Donnaizha Fountain • Jr. • G • Temple
Averaged a double-double of 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds as Temple defeated Tulsa and East Carolina


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