Kuster Named C-USA Freshman of the Week for the Ninth Time

Feb. 14, 2011

Conference USA has announced that Rice women's basketball player Jessica Kuster has earned this week's C-USA Freshman of the Week accolade after averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, while blocking five shots at Houston and Memphis. It is Kuster's record ninth C-USA Freshman of the Week Award this season.

Kuster, from San Antonio and Reagan H.S., also shot 60 percent (12-of-20) from the field and 73 percent (8-of-11) from the free throw line and only committed one turnover in 74 minutes of action. At Houston, Kuster led the Owls with 18 points and had a game-high 14 rebounds plus blocked four shots. In the road victory at Memphis, she had 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

She is one of only two players in the league averaging a double-double for the year (13.1ppg/10.8rpg).

2010-11 C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
N15 Courtney Taylor, Houston & Gloria Brown, UTEP N22 Jasmine Lee, Memphis
N29 Porsche Landry, Houston
D6 Tynikki Crook, Marshall
D13 Courtney Taylor, Houston
D20 Porsche Landry, Houston D27 Jelisa Caldwell, UCF
J3 Tiffany Aidoo, Tulane
J10 Tiffany Aidoo, Tulane
J17 Courtney Taylor, Houston
J24 Rachel Vigers, Southern Miss
J31 Lesslee Mason, Houston
F7 Courtney Taylor, Houston
F15 Chelsie Wiley, UCF & Gloria Brown, UTEP

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
N15 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
N22 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane
N29 Kelli Willingham, UTEP
D6 Jessica Kuster, Rice
D13 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
D20 Jessica Kuster, Rice
D27 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J3 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J10 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J17 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J24 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
J31 Jessica Kuster, Rice
F7 Jessica Kuster, Rice
F14 Jessica Kuster, Rice

 

 

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