Brunson Claims Sixth BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgetown University All-America candidate Rebekkah Brunson (Oxon Hill, Md./Oxon Hill) earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors in women’s basketball for the week ending March 1, 2004. It marks the sixth time this season that Brunson has earned the honor, which ties for second all-time in the BIG EAST single season record book, and the eighth time of her career, which ranks tied for sixth all-time in the BIG EAST’s career records.
In a 2-0 week for the Hoyas Brunson climbed into Georgetown's #2 all-time scoring spot and now has a 1,726 career points. She averaged 32.5 ppg, 17.5 rpg, 2.0 bpg, 2.0 apg and 1.5 spg. during the week. In GU's 82-59 win over Syracuse Brunson set new career highs for points (35) and rebounds (22), and marked just the third 30/20 game in BIG EAST history. The 22 boards tied a Georgetown single game record and are the most recorded this season in the BIG EAST. At Providence Brunson led both teams in points (30) and rebounds (13), giving her a league best 16 double-doubles on the season. She also had four assists, three blocks and two steals against the Friars. She is seven rebounds away from owning Georgetown's single season record. Brunson continues to lead the conference in scoring (19.2) and rebounding (11.8).
The Hoyas (13-13; 7-8) close the regular season this Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. contest at #rv/24 Boston College.