USF's Laksa, Henshaw honored by AAC
For the third time this season, USF sophomore Kitija Laksa has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Laksa scored 34 points on the road Wednesday as the Bulls rallied past East Carolina, and scored 21 in Sunday's 66-56 home triumph against Tulane. In those two contests, she shot a collective 50 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range.
Meantime, 6-foot-1 rookie Tamara Henshaw was named Rookie of the Week for the second time.
Henshaw tallied her third career double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) at East Carolina, and flirted with her fourth (eight points, 10 boards) Sunday against Tulane. All eight of her points came in the second half, and her four blocks were a career-high.