Shoni Schimmel has been named the Big East Player of the Week in this week’s honor roll awards. The Louisville guard averaged 26.5 points in two games, including a career-high 38 points in the Cardinals’ comeback win over South Florida.
Schimmel shot 60% from the field and made eight three-pointers to tie a school record. In the Cardinals’ victory over Georgetown, she recorded 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals while shooting 80% from the charity stripe.
The Big East Freshman of the Week is St. John’s Aliyyah Handford. The freshman guard from Newark, N.J. averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 assists per game as the Red Storm lost to UConn and beat Providence. Handford is the third-leading scorer for the Johnnies.
This week’s honor roll includes:
Connecticut sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was named to the honor roll for her role in UConn’s two victories last week. Mosqueda-Lewis averaged 19.0 points and shot 55% per game in the wins over Villanova and St. John’s, including a double-double in Queens.
DePaul sophomore guard Brittany Hrynko showed her offensive strength in a mixed week for the Blue Demons. Hyrnko averaged 27.0 points per game last week, including a 35-point showing in the loss at Marquette.
Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins had a career-high 33 points in the Irish’s win over No. 9 Tennessee. In the follow-up to that triumph, Diggins recorded nine points and seven assists in a win over Cincinnati.
Rutgers sophomore guard Betnijah Laney led the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 week. Laney averaged 13.5 points per game in the last two games, including 15 points and five assists in the win over Marquette and 12 points and six rebounds in the victory over Villanova.
St. John’s Briana Brown had a career-high game against Providence where she scored 19 points in the victory of the Friars. Brown averaged 17.5 points over the course of two games, including a 16-point showing in a loss to Connecticut.