Ebony Rowe grabs two weekly honors

Junior garners recognition from the SBC and TSWA

November 13, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee junior Ebony Rowe racked up a pair of weekly honors on Tuesday. The Lexington, Ky., native garnered player of the week recognition from the Sun Belt Conference and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) after averaging 21 points and nine rebounds in wins over Kennesaw State and Memphis.

Rowe connected on 8-of-14 from the field for 23 points and 11 rebounds against the Owls. The performance was her 33rd career double-double and double-figure rebounding contest. With 33 career double-doubles, Rowe ranks fifth all-time in school history. Her nine offensive rebounds moved her to third all-time in school history, while her point total moved her to 21st all-time in school history.

Despite battling foul trouble, Rowe played all 40 minutes shot 80 percent (8-of-10) from the field, while grabbing seven rebounds against Memphis as she helped the Blue Raiders advanced to the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT. Rowe registered her 62nd and 63rd double-figure scoring performances of her career.

The Sun Belt weekly honor is the ninth all-time for Rowe, making her second in MT history to receive the award that many times. The nine weekly honors rank third in the Sun Belt since player of the week awards were first handed out in 1984. The accolade was the 34th under Coach Rick Insell's leadership.

Rowe becomes the first ever TSWA Women's Basketball Player of the Week. The weekly awards were established this year. On Monday, Rowe was named the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week.

Middle Tennessee visits Iowa in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

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