DENTON, Tex. (2/1/05) North Texas freshman forward Erica Howard has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for her performance in the Mean Green’s two wins over South Alabama and New Orleans. Howard’s efforts have propelled the Mean Green to the top of the Sun Belt Conference West Division at 5-2.
Howard scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win over South Alabama. The 23 points scored by Howard were the most scored by a freshman at North Texas since 1998.
In the win over New Orleans, Howard notched her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and for the week she averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.
Howard is the first North Texas women’s basketball player to receive the Player of the Week honor’s this season.
The Mean Green return to action this week on Wednesday night at New Mexico State.