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INDIANAPOLIS- Wright State junior, Chelsea Welch has been named Horizon League Player of the Week and UIC's Tyra Carlsten-Handberg has been tabbed as Horizon League Freshman of the Week, respectively.

Chelsea Welch / Wright State / Junior / Guard / Kettering, Ohio

Welch exploded for a career-high 33 points with six rebounds to help defeat Detroit Mercy. Just two days later, the guard followed up with 24 points, eight boards and four helpers knocking off Oakland to remain perfect at home in conference play. For the week, the junior shot 19-34 from the field (55.9 percent) and 19-22 from the charity stripe (86.4 percent).

In addition, Welch has scored the most points during conference play with a 19.3 points per game clip. The Raiders end the month with an 8-0 record and second place in the conference.

This is the first Player of the Week honor in Welch’s career.

Tyra Carlsten-Handberg / UIC / Freshman / Forward / Stockholm, Sweden

Carlsten-Handberg recorded a career-high 18 points making six of her twelve field goals attempted including 3-6 from behind-the-arc in UIC’s win over Valparaiso. The freshman also pulled down five rebounds in 34 minutes of play.

This is the first Freshman of the Week honor for Carlsten-Handberg on the season.

Previous Player of the Week Recipients:

Nov. 14 - Jessica Lindstrom, Green Bay
Nov. 21 - Jessica Lindstrom, Green Bay
Nov. 28 - Jenny Lindner, Milwaukee
Dec. 5 - Steph Kostowicz, Milwaukee
Dec. 12 - Jessica Lindstrom, Green Bay
Dec. 19 - Ashanti Abshaw, Cleveland State
Dec. 26 - Hannah Little, Oakland
Jan. 2 - Mehryn, Kraker, Green Bay
Jan. 9 - Rosanna Reynolds, Detroit Mercy
Jan. 16 - Mehryn Kraker, Green Bay
Jan. 23 - Rosanna Reynolds, Detroit Mercy

Previous Freshman of the Week Recipients:

Nov. 14 - Lizzie Odegard, Milwaukee
Nov. 21 - Mary Dunn, Youngstown State
Nov. 28 - Lizzie Odegard, Milwaukee
Dec. 5 - Anja Marinkovic, Detroit Mercy
Dec. 12 - Mary Dunn, Youngstown State
Dec. 19 - Mary Dunn, Youngstown State
Dec. 26 - Jade Ely, Cleveland State
Jan. 2 - Jade Ely, Cleveland State
Jan. 9 - Lizzie Odegard, Milwaukee
Jan. 16 - Morgan Brunner, Youngstown State
Jan. 23 - No Player Selected

Tags: Horizon League - Women's Basketball · UIC - Women's Basketball · Wright State - Women's Basketball
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