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Houston's Dymond Gladney, Tulane's JerKaila Jordan Earn Women's Basketball Awards For Week 13

Posted: February 22, 2021 -- 3:26 p.m. CT

Here are the winners of the American Athletic Conference's weekly women's basketball honors, for the week ending Sunday, February 21.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dymond Gladney * Junior * Guard * Houston

Gladney enjoyed the best overall performance by an American player for the week in a road win at Cincinnati on February 20, ranking second in the conference in points, field goal percentage and steals. Gladney tallied 23 points and four steals in the victory against the Bearcats, shooting .643 (9-of-14) from the field and .600 (3-of-5) from beyond 3-point range. Gladney was 5-for-6 for 13 points in the second quarter alone.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

JerKaila Jordan * Guard * Tulane

Jordan earned an unprecedented sixth freshman of the week honor after exploding in the scoring column against the top two teams in The American last week. Jordan averaged 28.5 points per game to pace the league, logging the fourth-most steals at 3.0 per game and the eighth-best shooting percentage (.526) on all attempts from the floor. Jordan went off for 28 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals against UCF on Feb. 17 before going for 29 points, three boards and two steals versus No. 12/15 USF on February 20.


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Weekly Honor Roll

Bethy Mununga * Senior * Forward * USF

Mununga averaged 18.0 points and a conference-best 15.5 rebounds per game in a 2-0 USF week; tallied 19 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks against Cincinnati and logged 17 points, 17 boards and five steals versus Tulane.

Alexa Williamson * Junior * Forward * Temple

Williamsom scored 18 points and chipped in 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a win at Tulsa; hit 6-of-10 (.600) attempts from the floor against the Golden Hurricane.

Lashonda Monk * Senior * Guard * East Carolina

Monk notched 18 points and five steals in a home win against Wichita State; connected on 6-of-8 (.750) shots from the floor, including a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line.

Alisha Lewis * Sophomore * Guard * UCF

Lewis averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a 2-0 UCF week; scored 16 points and chipped in four assists and two steals at Tulane before notching 15 points, five assists and three steals against Tulsa.

Asia Strong * Junior * Forward * Wichita State

Posted 20 points and seven rebounds on the road at East Carolina; shot 7-for-12 (.583) in the game, including 2-for-4 from 3-point range.

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