Blockton is BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Feb. 1, 2016
NEW YORK – Marquette University women’s basketball freshman Allazia Blockton has been selected as the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season and earns her 10th consecutive weekly award, the league office announced on Monday.
Blockton etched her name into the Marquette record book on Sunday, becoming the all-time freshman scoring leader with 416 points thus far. Angel Robinson previously held the standard of 399, set during the 2007-08 campaign. The Milwaukee, Wis. native, led MU to its fourth and fifth consecutive victories, knocking off a pair of teams which currently sit in a second-place tie in the league standings. The rookie averaged 18 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in wins over St. John’s and Seton Hall. She totaled 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals against the Red Storm on Friday before going for 21 points and 10 rebounds with her eighth double-double this season against the Pirates on Sunday. She is just 112 points shy of the BIG EAST freshman scoring record, set by Providence’s Kerri Chatten in 1994-95.
Blockton was also named College Sports Madness’ BIG EAST Player of the Week following her performance.
The Golden Eagles will take their five-game winning streak on the road and face Georgetown Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:05 p.m. Central time before traveling to Villanova for a Noon CT matchup. Both games will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
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