A-10 Names Rosie Deegan Player of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — With just her second game appearance this season, sophomore Suzi-Rose Deegan has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Deegan came off the bench for Davidson in last Monday’s conference opener against the Fordham Rams. In just 20 minutes of work, the Marmion, Australia native scored 23 points while grabbing three rebounds. She shot 9-of-12 from the field and had the game-high in scoring as the Wildcats defeated Fordham, 79-64, to start A-10 play at 1-0. With the win against the Rams, Davidson improved to 4-3 on the year, winning its fourth straight contest, and started off conference play with a win for the third consecutive season.
“We are so excited for Rosie to be recognized as the Atlantic 10’s Player of the Week,” said Head Coach Gayle Fulks. “This award is a testament to how hard she has been working over the last few weeks to get back into game shape and help our group find even more success on the floor.”
This is the eighth time in Deegan’s career that she has earned an A-10 weekly honor, but her first Player of the Week nod, as she was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week seven times during her freshmen season, en route to becoming the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2019-20. She was also named College Sport Madness’ A-10 Player of the Week on Monday.
Deegan and the Wildcats will return to the floor on New Year’s Day to continue conference play against George Washington University, inside Belk Arena at 6 p.m.