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Rowe Named C-USA's Female Athlete of the Year

First Blue Raider in CUSA History

June 30, 2014 · @MTAthletics

Irving, Texas -- Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe was named Conference USA's 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year as announced by the conference office this morning.

Rowe adds this honor to a long list of awards earned throughout her four-year career as a Blue Raider.

This past season, Rowe garnered numerous awards including the C-USA Player of the Year and the C-USA Championship MVP. She was also a unanimous All-CUSA first team selection, while earning All-Defensive team accolades. Rowe recorded WBCA All-Region honors for the third straight year. She was tabbed the NCAA Player of the Week on Dec. 3, while earning four C-USA Player of the Week awards. Rowe's performance at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida, earned her MVP honors.

The Lexington, Kentucky, native ranked in the NCAA Top 25 in four statistical categories. Her school-record 26 double-doubles this season was fifth nationally. She ranked 12th with 11.6 rebounds per game, 13th with 735 final points and 20th with 21.6 points each contest.

Rowe was tabbed a two-time All-America Honorable Mention, as voted by the Associated Press and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Additionally, Rowe was selected Full Court All-America Honorable Mention in 2014. College Sports Madness named Rowe the High-Major Player of the Year and gave her a spot on the High-Major All-America team.

Rowe finished her illustrious career with a school record 2,453 points and 1,410 rebounds. In addition to those two records, she holds 13 other school records including the single-season rebounding and double-doubles mark.

Academically, Rowe was a 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team selection. Conference USA named Rowe to the Women's Basketball All-Academic team in March. She is also a two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar selection.

Rowe becomes the first female basketball student-athlete to win the C-USA Athlete of the Year award since 2006 and is the first-ever Blue Raider to take home the honor.

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