Dec. 30, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. – DePaul’s Jasmine Penny and Seton Hall’s Sidney Cook were named the BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, on Monday morning. Penny led all conference scorers on the weekend with her career-high 29 points at Bradley, while Cook notched a double-double in her first BIG EAST game.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
Jasmine Penny, DePaul, Sr., F
Penny shot 13-of-14 en route to scoring a career-high 29 points in the Blue Demons’ 91-67 win at Bradley on Sunday. The 29 points pushed the senior forward over the 1,000-career point mark, totaling 1,026 points – fourth-most among active BIG EAST players. Penny also chipped in five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 24 minutes of action. Penny is the first DePaul player to earn Player of the Week status this season.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Sidney Cook, Seton Hall, F
Cook registered a double-double of 11 points, 14 rebounds in her first BIG EAST game on Saturday at St. John’s. Cook snagged double-digit boards for the sixth consecutive game as she averages 11.9 rebounds per game. The rookie forward also had two steals and a block against the Red Storm. She is the first SHU player to earn BIG EAST Rookie plaudits this season.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Briana Brown, St. John’s, Sr., G
Brown netted a career-high 20 points in a 7-of-13 shooting performance from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the Red Storm’s 72-63 win over Seton Hall.
Natalie Butler, Georgetown, Fr., C
Posted a double-double of 16 points, 18 rebounds in an overtime setback at Florida on Saturday.
McKenzie Fujan, Creighton, Sr. G
Fujan tied a season-high with 17 points, including a decisive three-pointer in the final minute to secure Creighton's 65-58 win over Villanova in the Bluejays first conference game as a member of the BIG EAST.
Shatyra Hawkes, Xavier, Sr., G
Hawkes shot 8-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-11 from long distance to finish with 23 points in 31 minutes against undefeated Indiana on Sunday.
Tori Rule, Providence, Jr., G
Rule registered her sixth, 20+ point game of the season with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting against Boston College on Sunday.