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USF's Sydni Harvey, Temple's Aniya Gourdine Claim AAC Women's Basketball Week 3 Awards

Posted: November 29, 2021 -- 2:05 p.m. CT

The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league's weekly women's basketball honors, for the week ending Sunday, November 28.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sydni Harvey * Junior * Guard * South Florida

Harvey rose to the occasion for No. 18/20 South Florida to help deliver two of the biggest wins in program history during a 2-0 week. Harvey averaged 18.5 points per game and shot .636 from beyond the arc for the Bulls in a pair of top-10 victories in the Bahamas. Harvey scored 22 points and added two steals in a win over No. 9 Oregon to cap the Battle 4 Atlantis on November 22. Harvey then tallied 15 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, to lift South Florida past No. 7/5 Stanford on November 26 at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Aniya Gourdine * Guard * Temple

Gourdine stepped up in a 1-1 Temple week, averaging 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, shooting .643 from the floor for the Owls. Gourdine hit 5-of-6 total shot attempts, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, as part of a 17-point, four-rebound, four-assist performance in a Temple win at Villanova on November 27.


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Weekly Honor Roll

Diamond Battles * Senior * Guard * UCF

Battles averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per contest in a 2-0 UCF week at the Cancun Challenge in Mexico; scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win against Idaho State (November 26)

Jamirah Shutes * Senior * Guard * Memphis

Shutes logged 16.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for 3-0 Memphis that included two wins at the LMU Thanksgiving Classic; scored 16 points at Liberty (November 23), 16 points at Loyola Marymount (November 26) and 17 points against Pennsylvania (November 27)

Moon Ursin * Redshirt-Senior * Guard * Tulane

Ursin registered a double-double average of 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game to go along with 5.7 assists per contest in a 2-1 Tulane week; tallied 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds while dishing out eight assists in a win over Corpus Christ (November 27)

Maya Mayberry * Senior * Guard * Tulsa

Mayberry led The American with 21.5 points per game for the week and shot .583 from beyond the arc for first place Tulsa at the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament; scored 23 points in a win at Florida Atlantic (November 26) and added 20 points and two assists the following day to beat Austin Peay (November 27)

Jane Asinde * Junior * Forward * Wichita State

Asinde averaged 15.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for 2-0 Wichita State, shooting .667 for the week; scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in first career start against Prairie View A&M (November 23) and chipped in 14 points and 11 boards against Alcorn State (November 26)

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