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Wildcats’ Deegan Named A-10 Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week

by | Dec 24, 2019 | Sports

Several UNCC players just looked on as Rosie Deegan took one in for a layup.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Freshman Suzi-Rose Deegan collected her second weekly award this season on Monday afternoon when the Atlantic 10 Conference named her the A-10 Rookie of the Week for women’s basketball for games played from Dec. 16-22.

Deegan also made her presence known on defense.

Deegan, who won the rookie of the week award, Nov. 18, shined in the Wildcats’ lone game of the week against Charlotte last Saturday. The freshman from Marmion, Australia, scored 30 points, her second 30-point game of the season, vs. the 49ers. The shooting guard hit 12-of-21 (.571) shots with one 3-pointer and five free throws. Deegan scored 18 of those points in the first half that helped the ‘Cats to a halftime lead.

In addition, Deegan added nine rebounds which tied a season best, while pocketing a season-high and team season-best three steals. The double-digit scoring game was her team-leading ninth of the season.

Deegan becomes the third player since Davidson joined the A-10 in 2014-15 to win the rookie of the week twice, joining Mackenzie Latt ’18 and Katie Turner.

The Wildcats take a few days off for Christmas before stepping onto the hardwood again with a trip to Gainesville, Fla., to face Florida for the first time, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m.

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