Woolridge Earns Second-Straight C-USA Freshman Of The Week
North Texas Has Won Three-Straight Freshman Weekly Awards
DENTON – North Texas freshman guard Ryan Woolridge repeated as Conference USA Freshman of the Week after averaging 14 points, 7 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5.5 steals in two games last week. Awards are chosen by a vote from a media panel representing the 14 member schools.
Woolridge becomes the first freshman at North Texas to win back-to-back weekly awards since Tony Mitchell won two weeks in a row during the 2011-12 season. The Mean Green have won C-USA Freshman of the Week for three weeks in a row.
Woolridge finished one assist shy of a triple-double against UTEP with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. The last triple-double recorded at North Texas was in 1993 by Jesse Ratliff, who is the third all-time leading scorer.
The Mansfield, Texas, native helped North Texas defeat UTSA with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and recorded eight swipes (one shy of tying the school record). Woolridge also finished the week shooting 10-for-15 (66.7 percent) from the field and earned his first double-double against UTEP. This is Woolridge’s second C-USA Freshman of the Week honor.
North Texas remains home to face second place Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Super Pit.
C-USA FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
N14: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
N21: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
N28: Jailyn Ingram, Florida Atlantic
D5: Najee Garvin, Charlotte
D12: Deon Barrett, UTEP
D19: A.J. Lawson, North Texas
D26: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
Jalen Harris, Louisiana Tech
J2: Quentin Jackson Jr., Charlotte
J9: Giovanni De Nicolao, UTSA
J16: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
J23: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
J30: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
F6: A.J. Lawson, North Texas
F13: Ryan Woolridge, North Texas
F20: Ryan Woolridge, North Texas