Sverrisdottir earns weekly MWC honor
Feb. 11, 2008
FORT WORTH--Freshman guard Helena Sverrisdottir was named Mountain West Conference women's basketball co-player of the week by the conference office Monday following a week in which she helped lead the Lady Frogs to a pair of victories. The award, which she shared with Utah senior guard Leilani Mitchell, marks the first such honor of her career.
Sverrisdottir led the Lady Frogs in scoring during a pair wins last week, against BYU at home Tuesday and on the road Saturday at San Diego State. She registered her first career double-double against BYU with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and a career-high 11 rebounds. The Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, native also went 2-of-6 from three-point range while dishing out three assists and adding one steal.
Sverrisdottir recorded 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including a 2-of-2 effort from beyond the arc, against SDSU. She also went 3-for-3 from the free-throw line with four assists and three steals while leading TCU to its fourth straight road victory, the program's longest in-conference streak since the 2001-02 season.
For the week, Sverrisdottir finished with a 14.5-point average on 55-percent shooting (11-of-20), while averaging 8.5 rebounds per game. She totaled seven assists against only one turnover while playing only 24 minutes in each contest.
Sverrisdottir is in the midst of an outstanding freshman campaign. In addition to having started 22 of 23 contests, she ranks second among Lady Frogs in rebounding (5.6 rpg) and assists (2.7 apg) while averaging 8.7 points per game, which ranks third on the squad. Sverrisdottir also is the only league freshman to appear among the Mountain West Conference statistical rankings for scoring (24th), rebounds (eighth) and assists (fifth).
The award marks TCU's second MWC player-of-the-week honor this season. Adrianne Ross garnered league attention earlier this season on Dec. 17 following her 38-point performance at Florida.
TCU returns to the court Wednesday, when it plays host to No. 22 Wyoming for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.