Myriah Spence Named ECWBCMA Rookie of the Week

February 09, 2001
By ODU Athletics

Roseland, NJ -- Freshman forward Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM) was named Division I Rookie of the Week by the Eastern College Women's Basketball Coaches & Media Association (ECWBCMA). The honor comes just days after Spence was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

This past week, Spence led the Lady Monarch's to a 2-1 record while averaging 19.7 ppg. In two conference games this week, the 6-0 forward scored a combined 45 points. Starting for the first time in her career, she collected her second double-double of the season with a career-high 16 points and 15 rebounds along with three assists and two steals in the victory over Richmond. Two days later, she again set a career-high in points with 29 on 11-of-13 shooting (.846) which included a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the three point arc. She also wrestled away seven rebounds as Old Dominion downed East Carolina.

Earlier in the week, the Espanola, N.M. native scored 14 points as the Lady Monarchs lost to #14-ranked Rutgers. For the week, she averaged 8.3 rpg and 2.3 assists per game. In conference games only, Spence shoots at a .562 clip, second best in the league.

The Lady Monarchs are currently 13-7 overall and 9-0 in conference play. They will return to the court Sunday at American.

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