KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A day after being named as the American Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, Lyon College senior center Samantha French added another honor to her resume as she was recognized as the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, which was announced by the national office on Tuesday.
French played a big role for the Scots last week as she led the team in scoring with 20.5 points per game and a team-high nine rebounds per game. French propelled the Scots to a huge, 65-56, over top-ranked and previously unbeaten Freed-Hardeman. She recorded a new career-high as she finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. French followed that up with 16 points and eight rebounds against Park. For the week, French finished 15-of-25 from the field and 11-of-12 from the charity stripe.
For the season, French is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. She is shooting 57.4-percent from the field this season, which is the best in the AMC and ranks fourth in the NAIA.
The 22nd-ranked women’s basketball team will open up a three-game road trip on Thursday night at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Tip-off for Thursday night’s game is 5:30 p.m.