Rowe named SBC and TSWA Player of the Week

Junior tied MT's career double-doubles mark last week

December 11, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe collected another pair of honors on Tuesday, as she was named the Sun Belt Conference and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.

The junior forward belted off three double-doubles as Middle Tennessee completed a 2-1 record. Last week, Rowe averaged 19.0 points and 12.7 rebounds. She shot at a 44.7 percent clip (21-of-47) from the field, while snatching nine steals and dishing out eight assists.

The Lexington, Ky., native scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in MT's 70-56 win over Austin Peay. Rowe stole three passes and blocked a pair of shots against the Lady Govs. Two days later, Rowe notched 24 points and grabbed 14 boards with a season-high five steals in MT's 63-48 win over Xavier.

The junior forward didn't let up, picking up her sixth double-double this season with 19 points and 10 rebounds at No. 7/6 Kentucky. Sunday's double-double at UK moved Rowe into a tie for the school's all-time career double-doubles record, tying Priscilla Robinson's mark of 38. Her six double-doubles this year ranks sixth in the NCAA.

Rowe moved into 16th all-time in scoring as she has accumulated 1,267 points and moved up to seventh with 754 rebounds in her three-year career. Rowe is leading the Blue Raiders with 19.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in 10 games played this season.

The SBC Player of the Week honor is the second for Rowe this season and the 10th in her career. She is second in school history and third in the league with weekly plaudits. Rowe's TSWA was her second of the season. The TSWA began giving out awards for the first time this season.

MT is in the midst of an 11-day break from action. The Raiders (6-4) return to Sun Belt play by hosting FIU on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Murphy Center.

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