NEW YORK – Rookie forward Napheesa Collier has been selected as the American Conference Freshman of the Week as announced by the league on Monday. The selection marks the second time Collier has earned the award.
Collier scored seven points and hauled in a season-high tying 12 rebounds in UConn’s 86-40 win over LSU on Monday evening. Collier also swatted a season-best six shots and posted four steals against the Lady Tigers.
The O’Fallon, Mo. native has earned a starting assignment in each of UConn’s last two games and has posted four steals in three-straight games.
UConn returns to action Monday night when the Huskies square-off against No. 5 Maryland in Madison Square Garden. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2.