Fresh off of her career day in Saturday’s win over Syracuse at the XL Center, UConn junior center Stefanie Dolson was named the Big East Player of the Week for the first time in her career today. She had a career-high 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists against the Orange and became the 36th player in team history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
Overall in two games last week, Dolson averaged 20.5 points (17-of-27 FG), 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
It is the first time this season that a UConn player has been honored in this manner by the Big East. Breanna Stewart has twice been named conference Freshman of the Week.
Dolson, who has scored in double figures in a career-high eight straight games, is averaging career-highs of 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 27.2 minutes in 17 games this season. In other words, she’s having a pretty good season so far for the third-ranked Huskies (16-1).