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Rowe's record-setting effort earns TSWA Player of the Week honor

Senior grabs accoloade for the fifth time this season

January 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe garnered Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday after becoming the school's all-time leading scorer, breaking a 27-year-old mark held by former Smyrna great Kim Webb. 

The senior forward posted 26 points and 16 rebounds along with two blocks and two steals in a victory over UTSA, connecting on 10-of-15 foul shots for the Blue Raiders. Then against Old Dominion, she registered 17 points with nine boards and four assists, surpassing Webb's career scoring mark of 2,148 points. She broke the record with a pair of free throws at the 5:49 mark of the first half. 

The Lexington, Ky., native now has 2,158 career points and is the program's leading scorer and rebounder all-time. She is averaging 22.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season, ranking 20th nationally in scoring and 11th in rebounding, while her 16 double-doubles are tied for third in the country. 

The honor by the TSWA is the fifth for Rowe this season and the 12th of her career since the award was established in 2012. 

Middle Tennessee has won 16 consecutive games since a November 24 loss to Kentucky and entered the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since 2009. The 25th ranked Blue Raiders play Saturday at Tulsa in their only game of the week.

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