Lawrence Receives Weekly Honors from & UAA

Lawrence Receives Weekly Honors from & UAA

Case Western Reserve University sophomore guard/ forward Abbey Lawrence was named to the Team of the Week and was selected as the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for Women's Basketball, after helping lead the Spartans to wins over Washington University (Mo.) and the 14th-ranked University of Chicago over the weekend.

Lawrence averaged 19.0 points per game during the two victories, the most of any UAA player over the weekend. She shot 42.4% (14-of-33) from the floor overall and made three-of-eight (37.5%) three-point attempts, while going a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line. Lawrence also chipped in 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, to go along with one assist.

During Friday night's 74-73 win over Washington (just the second win over the Bears in program history), she led all scorers with 21 points, while shooting eight-of-17 overall, making two-of-five three-point attempts, and converting all three of her free throw tries. She finished the game with two rebounds, two steals and one assist. Lawrence followed that with a team-leading 17-point effort during CWRU's 77-71 upset win over Chicago on Sunday, shooting six-of-16 overall, one-of-three on long-range attempts, and four-of-four from the charity stripe. She also tallied four rebounds and a steal in the game.

For the season, Lawrence is averaging 17.2 points (second among UAA players) and 3.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.6% overall and 36.1% from behind the three-point line. This was the second time both this season and over her career that she has been recognized as the UAA Athlete of the Week.

In addition, it was her first time being named to the Team of the Week, and she became the first CWRU women's basketball player this season to claim the honor. She is the fifth CWRU women's basketball player in program earn a spot on the website's national team of the week, and the first since former Spartan Kara Hageman did so on February 26, 2019.

The Spartans have now won six games in a row to improve to 8-6 overall, and are tied for the lead in the UAA standings with a 3-0 league record. Case Western Reserve will begin a four-game UAA road stretch this weekend, traveling to Rochester on Friday night and facing 25th-ranked Emory on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

CWRU women's basketball players have received the following weekly honors in 2019-20: Team of the Week
January 21: Abbey Lawrence

UAA Athlete of the Week
January 6: Abbey Lawrence
January 20: Abbey Lawrence