University of Akron senior forward Rachel Tecca was named NCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday.
This is the first time she has earned the honor.
Tecca, an Archbishop Hoban High School graduate, averaged 28.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game in Akron’s two wins last week over Ohio and Eastern Michigan. She was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts.
Tecca, a Tallmadge native, broke the program’s single-game scoring record with 43 points against Eastern Michigan. She also pulled down 22 rebounds in 27 minutes of action.
Tecca also became the first 2,000-point scorer in Akron women’s basketball history, and the fifth active player in Division I to score more than 2,000 career points. She currently ranks sixth in the country in points per game, averaging 24.1 per game.
Tecca’s double-double against EMU was her fifth of the season and the 32nd of her career. She is 28 rebounds shy of becoming the second player in MAC history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Caroline Mast was the first following a career at Ohio from 1983-1986.
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Tecca and the Zips return to action on Thursday, Jan. 30, when they travel to Toledo for another MAC cross-divisional game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at UT’s Savage Arena.