Jan. 21 C-USA Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Keena Mays, SMU
Go C-USA!
Keena Mays, SMU
Go C-USA!

Jan. 21, 2013

IRVING, Texas - SMU senior Keena Mays has been named Conference USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game in victories over Southern Miss and Rice. SMU is 13-4 overall and leads the league at 4-0, while UAB sports a 3-0 C-USA record and is 12-4 overall.

C-USA Freshman of the Week accolades go to Tulsa's Kelsee Grovey as she averaged 15.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists against Marshall and East Carolina last week. She also shot 55 percent from the field, hitting 11-of-20 shots. Grovey also connected on four 3-pointers and hit all four attempted free throws.

This is Mays' second Player of the Week honor, while Grovey picks up her first Freshman of the Week accolade.

C-USA BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
for games played from Jan. 14-20_Week 11

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KEENA MAYS, SMU
5-7, JUNIOR, GUARD / MANSFIELD, TEXAS / KANSAS

Mays averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game in victories over Southern Miss and Rice. The junior transfer shot 46.4 percent from the field, including an impressive 53.3 percent from the 3-point line (8-of-15). She scored 25 points, with the assistance of a career-high six made treys, against Rice Sunday. Her back-to-back 3's gave SMU the lead for good with 12:10 remaining in the first half against the Owls. The guard has netted 20-plus points in six of nine games this season. Mays also contributed 10 points, had seven assists and three steals at Southern Miss to start the week. She was one of five Mustangs to score at least 10 points against the Golden Eagles, giving SMU five players in double figures for the first time since November 2010. This is Mays' second Player of the Week honor as she earned her first on Dec. 23.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
KELSEE GROVEY, TULSA
5-8, GUARD / SHAWNEE, OKLA. / SHAWNEE HS

Grovey averaged 15.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game against Marshall and East Carolina. She also shot 55 percent from the field, hitting 11-of-20 attempts. Grovey connected on four 3-pointers and hit all four attempted free throws. The freshman scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, to pace the Hurricane in a win against the Thundering Herd Thursday. She also had a three assists and a steal. At East Carolina, Grovey accounted for 10 points and had two assists in a close road loss. This is her first Freshman of the Week honor.



2012-13 C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
N12 Kristine Vitola, UTEP (Sr., F)
N19 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
N26 Yasmeen Thompson, Houston (Jr., F) and Karisma Chapman, UAB (Jr., F)
D3 Tanecka Carey, Southern Miss (Sr., G)
D10 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane (R-So.-G)
D17 Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss (Jr., G) and Kayla Thornton, UTEP (Jr., F)
D23 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
D31 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J7 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J14 Anete Steinberga (Sr., F)
J21 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
N12 Kayla Anderson, UAB (F)
N19 Gabrielle Wilkins, SMU (G)
N26 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D3 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D10 Irene Gari, UTEP (F)
D17 Megan Palmer, Rice (F)
D23 Briahanna Jackson, UCF (G)
D31 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J7 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J14 Asianna Fuqua-Bey, Memphis (F)
J21 Kelsee Grovey, Tulsa (G)

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