APSU Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Maggie Knowles, of the Austin Peay State University women’s (APSU) basketball team, was named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Knowles had the finest weekend of her young career, starting with a 10-point performance against SIU Edwardsville. Knowles hit a clutch three-pointer to put the Govs up by one and was the only Governor to hit more than one three-pointer in the game.
Knowles then had a career day against Eastern Illinois, as she led the Govs to their first road win of the season. The Murfreesboro native had a perfect game shooting the ball as she went 6-of-6 from the field, 1-of-1 from three-point range, and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line en route to a career-high 16 points. In addition, Knowles had seven rebounds for the fourth time this season, tying her career-high as well.
Knowles has started 13 of the 16 games she has played this season and is shooting an impressive 60 percent from the field in OVC play.
“Maggie makes the players around her better,” said Governors head coach David Midlick. “She works hard, is a great teammate, and is deserving of this award.”
Knowles’s honor is the third OVC weekly honor this season for Austin Peay, along with Arielle Gonzalez-Varner and Keisha Gregory picking up Player of the Week honors once this season. Knowles is the first Freshman of the Week since Brianah Ferby won the award twice last season. Knowles shared the award with Murray State’s Macey Turley.
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