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Evelyn Akhator Named National Player of the Week

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After starting the season with consecutive double-doubles, the first Wildcat to do so since Victoria Dunlap in 2009-10, Evelyn Akhator has been named National Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.  Akhator was also named SEC Player of the Week.

Akhator started the season with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks against No. 14 Miami on Friday.  Without a day of rest, she posted a career-high 28 points Saturday against Albany, a mid-major that won an NCAA Tournament game last year.  She also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 4 shots for her 15th career double-double.

Akhator will return to the court on Thursday morning when the 15th-ranked women’s basketball team takes on New Hampshire at 11:00 a.m.  All local elementary, middle and high school students are invited to the game and can receive free admission.  If you’d like to bring a group, all you have to do is RSVP here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR