Jan. 23, 2012
EDISON, N.J. - After averaging a double-double with 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in two games last week, Loyola University Maryland senior Miriam McKenzie earned Player of the Week honors from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the ECAC and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight.
It is the fourth career MAAC Player of the Week honor for McKenzie and first this season, as she joins Katie Sheahin as the only Greyhounds to earn the award this season. The ECAC and Jesuit Basketball Spotlight honors were also firsts of the season for McKenzie.
McKenzie helped the Greyhounds to a 1-1 week, losing to Marist and beating Manhattan on the road. McKenzie shot 50-percent from the floor, 75-percent from the free-throw line, and averaged 3.0 steals and 3.0 assists. The Columbia, Md., native started the weekend with a 16-point, 12-rebound performance at first-place Marist on ESPNU on Friday night, scoring 12 points in the second half.
She followed that with a career-high 25 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and connecting on 11-of-20 from the field in a road win over Manhattan. The senior has been in double figures in six-straight games with three double-doubles during that stretch.
The Greyhounds are back on the road this weekend, beginning with a Friday evening matchup at Canisius at 5 p.m.