Feb. 2, 2009
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INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee senior Traci Edwards has been named Horizon League Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1. The selection marks Edwards' record-setting 10th career weekly honor from the League office and her third this season.
A native of Menasha, Wis., Edwards averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots in two games last week. The center made 15-of-28 (.536) from the floor, 2-of-7 (.286) from three-point range and 14-of-20 (.700) from the free-throw stripe.
Edwards recorded 30 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in an 83-65 setback to Valparaiso University on Thursday. She followed that up with 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in a 63-58 win over Butler University on Saturday.
Edwards, who broke the Horizon League's all-time scoring record on Jan. 10, has 2,119 career points with at least 10 contests remaining. She also owns 52 double-doubles in three-plus seasons at UWM.
Through 20 games this season, Edwards ranks among League leaders in scoring (1st, 18.3), rebounding (2nd, 8.7), blocked shots (2nd, 1.2), minutes (2nd, 33.9), field-goal percentage (3rd, .554) and free-throw percentage (7th, .780).
Milwaukee, 9-11 overall and 4-5 in Horizon League play, continues its regular-season schedule with a pair of games this week. The Panthers host Cleveland State University (12-9, 6-3) on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and Youngstown State University (2-18, 0-9) on Saturday at 3 p.m.