ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Carleigh Short & Kailey Rosenbaum and FGCU's Destiny Washington each helped their teams to close-fought victories in conference play and have been recognized as ASUN Conference Women's Basketball weekly award winners, announced by the league office on Monday.
Short claims her first career Player of the Week honor after helping Lipscomb to its first conference win of the season, breaking a 19-game losing streak in the process. The junior guard averaged 16.5 PPG after producing back-to-back double-digit outings including a career-high 22 in the victory vs. Jacksonville. She hit four of ten shots from beyond the arc in the contest, leading Lipscomb to a 17-point halftime lead before holding on for the crucial ASUN victory. She preceded that performance with 11 points at North Florida, pulling Lipscomb to a near victory on the road. Short becomes the third player for Lipscomb to win Player of the Week honors since 2015-16, joining Loren Cagle and Ashley Southern.
Washington takes home her third Newcomer of the Week honor after producing two double-digit scoring outputs, helping FGCU to a pair of victories and a 10-0 start in conference play. The Indianapolis native started the week with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. North Alabama in what was a battle for first place in the league standings. She then scored 16 points while pulling down seven boards at Liberty as FGCU avoided the upset bid in a 65-64 victory. Washington hit a pair of three-pointers in the game, marking the third-straight contest in which she hit at least two three-pointers. Washington's honor gives FGCU seven for the season, matching North Florida's league-high total for the 2017-18 season.
Rosenbaum earned her second Freshman of the Week honor this year behind a 16-point outing to help Lipscomb defeat Jacksonville at home. The Tennessee native's career-high output was her fifth double-digit scoring game of the season and second in the last three games after posting 10 vs. North Alabama. She hit seven of eleven shots from the field, leading Lipscomb to a 17-point halftime lead after scoring 10 points in the second quarter alone. In the second half, Rosenbaum pulled down five of her seven rebounds in the game to secure the victory for Lipscomb, breaking a 19-game losing streak. The forward is just the second player to win Freshman of the Week honors for the Bisons, joining teammate Taylor Clark who took home the honor one time during the 2017-18 season.
ASUN Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Feb. 11th
Carleigh Short, Lipscomb
Junior | Guard | Hendersonville, Tenn. | Pre-Med
- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week award; first for Lipscomb this season
- Averaged 16.5 PPG in a 1-1 week for Lipscomb with two double-digit outings
- Scored 11 points at North Florida to go along with three assists
- Notched a career-high 22 points vs. Jacksonville to break Lipscomb's 19-game losing streak
- Played all 40 minutes vs. JU and added two rebounds, two assists and two steals to her career-high points
Other Nominees: Tytionia Adderly, FGCU; Kamiyah Street, Kennesaw State; Emily Lytle, Liberty; Ivy Wallen, North Alabama; Adrienne Jackson, North Florida; Megan Vincent, Stetson.
.@carleighshort came up big for @LipscombWBB, notching a career-high 22 points to guide the Bisons to a big win vs. JAX! She has been named #ASUNWBB Player of the Week for her excellent week! #HornsUp— #ASUNWBB �� (@ASUNWBB) February 11, 2019
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ASUN Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Feb. 11th
Destiny Washington, FGCU
Senior | Guard/Forward | Indianapolis, Ind.
- Third Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week award; seventh this season for FGCU
- Averaged 15.0 PPG and 8.5 RPG in two victories for FGCU
- Recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in home victory vs. North Alabama
- Added 16 points and seven boards in a road win vs. Liberty to give FGCU 10 wins in a row
- Averages 12.0 PPG and 7.9 RPG in conference play, topping overall averages of 8.5 PPG & 6.4 RPG
Other Nominees: Simina Avram, Kennesaw State; Emily Lytle, Liberty; Jazz Bond, North Florida; Day'Neshia Banks, Stetson.
.@DesWashington_ once again helped @FGCU_WBB to a pair of wins behind double-digit scoring outings to be named #ASUNWBB Newcomer of the Week! #WingsUp— #ASUNWBB �� (@ASUNWBB) February 11, 2019
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ASUN Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week - Feb. 11th
Kailey Rosenbaum, Lipscomb
Freshman | Forward | Dickson, Tenn. | Business
- Second Career ASUN Conference Freshman of the Week Award; second for Lipscomb this season
- Averaged 8.0 PPG while helping Lipscomb to a 1-1 split for the week
- Produced a career-high 16 points in a career-high 31 minutes vs. Jacksonville
- Added seven rebounds vs. Jacksonville as the Bisons broke a 19-game losing streak
- Has five double-digit scoring contests this season including two in her last three games
Other Nominees: Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State.
.@Kaybaum44 lit up the court with a career-high 16 points and helped @LipscombWBB to a big conference win vs. JAX! She has been named #ASUNWBB Freshman of the Week for the second time after her stellar play! #HornsUp— #ASUNWBB �� (@ASUNWBB) February 11, 2019
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ASUN Women's Basketball 2018-19 Weekly Winners
Nov. 12th - Player: Kamiyah Street, KSU | Newcomer: Emily Lytle, Liberty | Freshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Nov. 19th - Player: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU | Newcomer: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU | Freshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Nov. 26th - Player: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU | Newcomer: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU | Freshman: Johne' Stewart, Jacksonville
Dec. 3rd - Player: Chandler Ryan, FGCU | Newcomer: Simina Avram, KSU | Freshman: Lauren Gross, North Florida
Dec. 10th - Player: Brittany Panetti, UNA | Newcomer: Addi Walters, Stetson | Freshman: Mya McMillian, Liberty
Dec. 17th - Player: Kelly Guarino, NJIT | Newcomer: Davion Wingate, FGCU | Freshman: Tanner Bryant, FGCU
Dec. 23rd - Player: Ivy Wallen, UNA & Sarah Sagerer, Stetson | Newcomer: Jazz Bond, UNF | Freshman: Bianca Fizouaty, Stetson
Jan. 1st - Player: Rolanda Hayes, Jacksonville | Newcomer: Jon'Nita Henry, Stetson | Freshman: Kailey Rosenbaum, Lipscomb
Jan. 7th - Player: Brittany Panetti, UNA | Newcomer: Destiny Washington, FGCU | Freshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Jan. 14th - Player: McKenna Beach, Stetson | Newcomer: Destiny Washington, FGCU | Freshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Jan. 21st - Player: Emma Wallen, North Alabama | Newcomer: Jazz Bond, North Florida | Freshman: Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State
Jan. 28th - Player: Emily Lytle, Liberty | Newcomer: Emily Lytle, Liberty | Freshman: Mackenzie Davis, Stetson
Feb. 4th - Player: McKenna Beach, Stetson | Newcomer: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCU | Freshman: Mackenzie Davis, Stetson
Feb. 11th - Player: Carleigh Short, Lipscomb | Newcomer: Destiny Washington, FGCU | Freshman: Kailey Rosenbaum, Lipscomb