Ross named MWC player of the week

Adrianne Ross scored 38 points while leading TCU into overtime at Florida Saturday.

Adrianne Ross scored 38 points while leading TCU into overtime at Florida Saturday.

Dec. 17, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--TCU's Adrianne Ross was named Mountain West Conference women's basketball player of the week Monday following her standout performance at Florida Sunday afternoon. The award marks the second such honor of her career.

Ross scored a career-high 38 points against the Gators to help the Frogs force overtime during an 80-75 loss in Gainesville, Fla. She made 14 of a school-record 29 field-goal attempts, including six 3-pointers, while adding a team-high seven rebounds in TCU's only contest of the week. She combined to score 27 of her points in the second half and overtime while leading the Lady Frogs.

The point total, which is the fourth-highest by any Division I player this season, was only one shy of former Lady Frog Amy Sutton's school record (39) set against Texas Pan-Am on Dec. 12, 1998. The 14 field goals ranked No. 2 all-time on the TCU single-game chart.

A native of Hobbs, N.M., Ross also met several career milestones during her scoring barrage, including recording her 500th career field goal and 100th career 3-pointer. She is only the second Lady Frog ever to record as many field goals, and only the seventh with as many 3-pointers.

Ross currently averages a team-leading 16.0 points per game, which ranks third overall among MWC players. She has torched the nets at the rate of 25.3 ppg over the last three contests and is fifth overall in the conference in steals (2.10) and tied for 10th in assists (2.80). She is one of only two players to appear among the league's top 10 for all three categories

The reigning MWC Co-Player of the Year and a 2006-07 honorable-mention All-America selection, Ross previously earned MWC player-of-the-week honors as a junior on Jan. 29, 2007.

TCU returns to the court Tuesday, when it plays host to No. 22/24 Oklahoma State for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.



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