Monday, January 2, 2012

Hasina Muhammad named SEC Freshman of the Week

On December 26 2011, Auburn’s Hasina Muhammad (Ridgeway) was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

The honor is the first of her career and Auburn’s first such honor since Cassie Moore was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 3, 2008.

Muhammad, a native of Memphis, Tenn., earns the honor after her performance last week at the New York Life Holiday Tournament hosted by Hofstra. She averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 steals per game in the two tournament games, helping the Tigers to a third-place finish.

Against Central Connecticut State, Muhammad stepped up after earning the start, scoring 16 points along with a career-high eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals. She scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half, leading Auburn to the victory.

Against Marist, she came off the bench for 9 points and five rebounds. Including the tournament, she has now scored in double figures in seven games this season and has scored 15 or more in three.

Muhammad is now Auburn’s leading scorer on the season with 10.7 points per game.

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