Fitzgerald Named Big 5 Player of the Week; American Freshman of the Week
Freshman Feyonda Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Named Big 5 Player of the Week; American Freshman of the Week

PHILADELPHIA– Temple freshman Feyonda Fitzgerald (Norfolk, Va.) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week and the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week.

In three games last week, Fitzgerald notched 60 points, 20 rebounds, and 11 assists while shooting 46 percent (21-46) from the field, including eight three-pointers.
 
At No. 23 Syracuse, Fitzgerald had a career game.  She led the Owls with a career-high 28 points, shooting 42 percent from the field with a career-high eight field goals, with a career-high five three pointers, on a career-high 19 attempts.  She also went 7-of-8 from the free throw line, career bests for makes and attempts.
 
In the win over Howard, Fitzgerald scored nine points and dished out four assists in the total team effort.
 
Against Villanova, Fitzgerald led Temple with 23 points and nine rebounds. She scored the team's first seven points of the second half to give TU its biggest lead of the game (7 points).  Down by one point with two seconds to go in the game, Fitzgerald took the last shot for the win—a three-pointer—but it fell short.  Fitzgerald shot 50 percent from the field (9-18).
 
A starter in all 10 games, Fitzgerald is the Owls' leading scorer with 16.2 ppg. The point guard also dishes out 3.4 apg. Fitzgerald has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games.
 
The American Athletic Conference honor is Fitzgerald's third this season. She also earned Freshman of the Week accolades on Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.  The Big 5 honor is Fitzgerald's second this season. She also earned recognition on Dec. 2.
 
Temple (6-4) opens American Athletic Conference play at Memphis on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET.  The Owls return home to McGonigle Hall on New Year's Day to host No. 7 Louisville at 4 p.m. For ticket information, call 215-204-8499
 
American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Honors (Dec. 23, 2013)
Player of the Week
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, So., F
 
Freshman of the Week
Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple, Fr., G
 
Honor Roll
Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, Sr., G
Keena Mays, SMU, Sr., G
Dayeesha Hollins, Cincinnati, R-Sr., G
Ariel Hearn, Memphis, So., G
Alisia Jenkins, USF, So., F


Philadelphia Big 5 Women's Basketball Honors (Dec. 23, 2013)
Player of the Week
Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple, Fr., G
 
Honor Roll
Sydney Stipanovich, Penn, Fr., C
Caroline Coyer, Villanova, So., G
Erin Shield, Saint Joseph's, Sr., G
Micahya Owens, La Salle, Fr., F
 
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