Maduka C-USA Freshman of the Week

Nakachi Maduka.

Feb. 13, 2012

Irving, Texas - Rice women's basketball player Nakachi Maduka has been selected as this week's Freshman of the Week, the Conference USA office announced Monday morning.

In the Owls' victory over Tulsa on Sunday, Maduka (Arlington, Texas/Martin HS) registered her first career double-double with career highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds in the team's 55-48 win. She was 5-9 from the field, which included a 3-pointer, and had a team-high four steals.

This is Maduka's first Freshman of the Week honor and the second Owl freshman to earn the accolade this season. Previously, Christal Porter was Freshman of the Week for Dec. 19.

Rice (12-12, 6-5) is on the road this week for two games. The Owls play at Tulane on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at SMU on Sunday starting at noon.

N14 Ann Jones, Memphis
N21 Danielle Blagg, Tulane
N27 Adesuwa Ebomwonyi, Tulane
D5 Ann Jones, Memphis
D12 Jamie Kaplan, Tulane
D19 Christal Porter, Rice
D23 Tiffany Dale, Tulane
J3 Danielle Blagg, Tulane
J9 Danielle Blagg, Tulane
J16 Amanda Lawson, Houston
J23 Danielle Blagg, Tulane
J30 Terran Alford, Houston
F6 Nitesha Pierce, Southern Miss
F13 Nakachi Maduka, Rice





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