Taylor Collects C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors
Jan. 17, 2011
HOUSTON - University of Houston women's basketball senior forward Courtney Taylor was named the Conference USA Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The weekly honor is the third for Taylor this season and the eighth of her storied career.
Taylor earns the nod after averaging 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds last week as the Cougars defeated Southern Miss and UTEP to improve to a perfect 4-0 in C-USA play. Taylor shot 48 percent (12-of-25) from the field in the two contests and went 14-of-16 from the free-throw line.
The Crockett, Texas, product reached two milestones in her career over the week, registering her 50th-career double-double against the Lady Eagles and pulling down her 1,000th-career rebound at UTEP on Sunday. Taylor became one of only two Cougars all-time to post 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, as well as one of only six players in C-USA history.
In Thursday's win over Southern Miss, Taylor tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds while going 6-of-9 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. Taylor's dominance carried over to Sunday's contest at UTEP, scoring 18 points with 12 more boards and a perfect 6-of-6 performance from the charity stripe.
Houston has accounted for five of the weekly awards this season, as junior guard Porsche Landry has also earned the award twice. Taylor's eighth-career C-USA weekly honor ranks second all-time at Houston behind Chandi Jones' 11 awards compiled from 2000-04.
The Cougars look to tie their best-ever start in C-USA play at UAB on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.