IRVING -- Texas A&M’s Adaora Elonu earned her second Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week nod of the season on Monday, by a media voting panel for games of Dec. 1-7.
The 6-foot-1 freshman forward from Houston, Texas, led No. 4 Texas A&M to a 2-0 week and its best start in school history with a team-leading 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game in a 77-36 road win at Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 2 and an 80-48 rout of SMU on Dec. 7.
She also shot a team-best 70 percent from the field connecting on 14-of-20 field-goal attempts against the Ladyjacks and Mustangs combined. Elonu, who has played in all eight games of the season with seven starts, turned in back-to-back games in double digits. She recorded a career-high 17 points on a career-best 8-of-11 shooting performance from the floor, while also adding eight rebounds and a career-high four steals to her stat line at SFA. Elonu followed it up with 12 points and a career-and season-high tying eight rebounds and four steals versus SMU.
The Aggies have now claimed freshmen weekly honors for four consecutive weeks with redshirt freshman and preseason Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year Tyra White receiving a nod on Nov. 1, Elonu on Nov. 24 and Sydney Carter on Dec. 1.
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