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Wiegman named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week

MACON, Ga. (WKRC) -- Northern Kentucky University's Kelley Wiegman received Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week honors on Monday, the league office announced.

Wiegman averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds over two Atlantic Sun victories at The Bank of Kentucky Center last week.  She shot 64.7 percent from the field and knocked down six 3-point field goals, while dishing out eight assists and collecting three steals.

"Kelley plays as hard as she possibly can on every possession," NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit said.  "It's great to see that type of a work ethic rewarded with our team's success, as well as with this honor."

Wiegman scored 16 of her career-high 19 points in the second half on Saturday to help NKU avenge an early-season loss to Jacksonville with a 69-61 win over the Dolphins.  She went 6-for-10 from the floor and knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers, having only connected on seven attempts on the year entering the contest.

She pulled down five rebounds, all in the second half, to help stall several Jacksonville comebacks.  Wiegman also collected four assists and two steals on the night, and she connected on her only two free throw attempts in the closing seconds to help seal the victory for the Norse.

The freshman guard from Cincinnati, Ohio, began the week with an 11-point performance as NKU completed the season sweep of North Florida with a 78-65 victory on Thursday.  Wiegman finished 5-for-7 from the field and recorded four assists and one steal.

Wiegman becomes the first NKU player this season to earn conference Newcomer of the Week honors.  Last year, Rianna Gayheart received the honor twice, and Christine Roush also earned the weekly award.

NKU travels to Nashville, Tenn., to face Lipscomb on Saturday, looking to complete the season sweep.  The contest is scheduled for a 5 p.m. Eastern start.  The Norse defeated Lipscomb, 72-65, at The Bank of Kentucky Center to take a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series between the two programs on Jan. 25. Links to live stats, the ESPN3 broadcast and Andrew Kappes' audio broadcast will be available at nkunorse.com.

Information courtesy NKU Athletics / photo Kody Kahle
 

 

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