Temple’s Tanaya Atkinson is Your AAC Player of the Week


Temple Head Coach Tonya Cardoza said that during her team’s European trip prior to the season, she had to push Tanaya  Atkinson to climb the Eiffel Tower due to a fear of heights.  The senior guard made it with the rest of her teammates and apparently this season she is taking her game to new heights too.  In three games last week, she averaged 24 points and 11.7 rebounds per game including 30 points against Rutgers.  Her performance earned her AAC Player of the Week Honors for last week.

Owls Senior Guard Tanaya Atkinson spoke at AAC Media Day

Freshman of the Week
Iimar’i Thomas of the Cincinnati Bearcats, in three victories, averaged 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.  She is the AAC freshman of the week.

Honor Roll (text provided by the league)

Aliyah Gregory • Sr.  G • UCF
Scored in double figures in each of UCF’s three games last week, averaged 18.0 points and 3.3 rebounds

Dorian Branch • So.  F • Houston
Averaged 17.5 points per game as Houston posted two wins in the WNIT, shot 61-percent (14-of-23) from the field

Kitija Laksa • Jr.  G • USF
Led USF with 25 points against Arkansas State, finished 8-of-16 overall and 5-of-11 from 3-point range

Shae Leverett • R-Fr.  F • USF
Posted her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Arkansas State, was 6-of-6 from the field

Crystal Polk • Jr.  F • Tulsa
Averaged 13.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game on 66-percent (12-of-18) shooting in wins over Little Rock and UMKC