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    Saniya Chong Named American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Saniya Chong has been honored as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week.
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    Saniya Chong has been honored as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week.
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    Feb. 24, 2014

    DALLAS - Rookie guard Saniya Chong has been selected as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.  Chong earns the award for the first time this season.

    Chong averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Huskies, which included her second and third starts of the season.  The Ossining, N.Y. native also dished-out eight assists and turned the ball over only once in 65-minutes of action over two games. 

    Chong got the week started with a 17-point, 10-rebound effort in Wednesday's win over UCF.  Chong was 7-13 from the floor, dished-out three assists and the double-double was the first of her career.  She followed that up with seven points and five assists in the win at Houston on Saturday.

    Chong is averaging 5.9 points per game and has dished-out 52 assists against only 19 turnovers in 27 games this season. 

    The Huskies return to action on Tuesday, February 25 when the team takes on SMU in Dallas.  Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised by SNY.