Freshman Erica Huber Wins Conference Award for Second Time This Season
January 21, 2014
Ursuline College freshman point guard Erica Huber has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference 'Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week' for the second time this season, the conference office announced Monday (Jan. 20) afternoon.
Huber was the first recipient of the weekly conference award on Nov. 11, 2013. The award has been distributed 10 times this season and an Ursuline student-athlete has been elected five times. Junior forward Emma Ricketts has been named the 'Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week' three times and Huber twice with no other player in the conference winning the award more than once.
This time around, Huber earned the honor after leading the conference in scoring and assists during the past week while helping the Arrows win a pair of conference road games. In Thursday's (Jan. 16) win at Ohio Valley, she scored a career-high 24 points. In Saturday's (Jan. 18) win at Salem International, Huber scored 22 points and added a career-high 13 assists, tying an Ursuline single game record.
During the two-game span, Huber shot 43.5 percent (10-23) from the field while drilling five three-pointers and shooting 87.5 percent (21-24) from the charity stripe. She also averaged five rebounds per game from her point guard spot and added seven steals, the second most by any player in the conference.
So far this season, the Anna High School graduate has started all 15 games and helped the Arrows to an 8-7 start one year after the program went 4-22. She ranks seventh in the conference in scoring with 12.4 points per game and leads the conference with 4.9 assists per game and 73 total assists.
Huber and the rest of the Arrows will begin a tough stretch with the two teams at the top of the conference standings both paying UC a visit in the week ahead. Ursuline's next game will be Wednesday (Jan. 22) against Kentucky Wesleyan College (11-5, 6-1 G-MAC) at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 1:45 p.m.
Max Radigan will call the game live on the Ursuline College Sports Network and the contest will also be covered with the Pizzazz on the Circle Live Stats.
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