PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following back-to-back 30-plus point games, sophomore guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson was crowned the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season, as announced by the league on Monday.
Samuelson averaged 33.0 points on 66.7 percent shooting, including 57.9 percent from long-range, to go along with 4.0 steals per game in only 29.0 minutes per contest during the top-ranked Huskies’ 2-0 week that included wins at Tulsa and over Tulane.
The Huntington Beach, Calif. native started the week off with a career-high 34 points on 13-18 shooting in the win at Tulsa on Tuesday. She was 7-12 from beyond the 3-point arc in only 29-minutes of action.
She followed that up with 32 points on 11-18 shooting in the win over Tulane on Sunday. Samuelson started the game 1-6 from the floor and made 10 of her final 12 attempts from the field to go along with a career-high seven steals.
Samuelson has scored 66 points over the last two games, which marks the second-most points a Husky has scored in a two-game span. The most points any Husky has scored over a three-game span is the 94 points Maya Moore scored over a three-game stretch during the 2010-11 season.
The Huskies are back in action Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they head back out on the road for their second meeting with East Carolina. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and the game will televised regionally on SNY.