Abilene Christian freshman forward Suzzy Dimba has been named Southland Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Dimba led Abilene Christian to three wins on the week with victories over Texas Wesleyan, Jacksonville and Texas Tech. The freshman from Lubbock, Texas (Coronado H.S.), had 16 points and 13 rebounds in ACU's win over Texas Tech, the program's first win over a Big 12 opponent. The 58-57 win over the Red Raiders was the first time the Wildcats beat Texas Tech since 1978. In five games on the week, Dimba averaged 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game to go along with 2.2 steals, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per contest.
Honorable mention this week goes to McNeese State senior forward Cecilia Okoye, Lamar junior guard Shauna Long, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior guard Jasmine Shaw and Stephen F. Austin junior guard Brittany Matthew. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women's basketball sports information directors.
Each school's sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.
Information for this story provided by Southland Sports Information.