Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The honors keep rolling in for New Mexico State women’s basketball forward Brianna Freeman as the Aggie sophomore was named to the 2015 Mid-Major All-American Women’s Basketball third team by College Sports Madness, the entity announced Friday.
Freeman was also named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-WAC first teamer earlier this week by the conference. College Sports Madness also tabbed the Killeen, Texas, native on the All-WAC first team.
Freeman played well all season, ranking in the top 30 in the nation throughout the season in field-goal percentage. But the 6-1 forward turned it on in WAC play, finishing conference games almost averaging a double-double with a 17.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game average while shooting .541 from the field. All three statistics led the team and were second in the WAC.
She finished the conference schedule with seven double-doubles, posting double figures in points and rebounds in half of the WAC contests. Freeman also finished in double-digit scoring in all 14 conference games, including five games with at least 20 points.
Late in the season, Freeman was rewarded for her superior play by being recognized as the WAC Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks. In doing so, she became the first-ever Aggie to win the award from the WAC in consecutive weeks and the first NM State player to win a conference player of the week honor in back-to-back weeks since Maxwell did it in 1996.
Freeman and the rest of the Aggie squad have a date with Seattle U today in Las Vegas, Nev., in the first semifinal of the WAC Tournament. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. (MDT).