Case Western Reserve University sophomore guard/ forward Abbey Lawrence was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for Women's Basketball, after helping lead the Spartans to a pair of wins over winter break.
Lawrence paced the team in scoring in both games, averaging 22.0 points per contest, while shooting 58.1% overall (18-of-31) and 62.5% (five-for-eight) from behind the three-point arc. She also converted three-of-four free throw attempts, and added 4.0 rebounds per contest.
On December 20, in a 95-70 win over Wooster, Lawrence scored 24 points on a blistering 10-of-13 shooting effort, including two-of-three from three-point range. She also collected three rebounds, an assist and a steal in the game. During the Spartans' 71-51 win over Chatham on January 2, she scored 20 points on an eight-of-18 shooting performance, including three-of-five on long-range tries, and added five rebounds in the victory.
Lawrence is averaging 17.5 points per game this season, the second-highest mark among University Athletic Association players, while adding 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. This was the first time in her career that she has been named the UAA Athlete of the Week, and she is the first Spartan this season to receive the honor.
The Spartans, now 5-6 on the season, will enter conference play next weekend on a three-game winning streak. CWRU will host Carnegie Mellon University in its UAA opener on Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. inside Horsburgh Gymnasium.
CWRU women's basketball players have received the following weekly honors in 2019-20:
UAA Athlete of the Week
January 6: Abbey Lawrence