IRVING, Texas - For the second straight week, Southern Miss has earned Freshman of the Week honors as Ashley Folsom earns this week's award. She accounted for 15.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. UTEP senior Kayla Thornton was named Conference USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. She picked up back-to-back double-doubles to push her career mark to 23, which ties for 15th most in C-USA history.
Folsom ended the week averaging 15.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. She also shot 54.2 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line. The forward scored 23 points, shot 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the field, blocked five shots and had two assists and one steal in 29 minutes of work against South Alabama. Folsom ended the week with seven points and four boards against Hampton. This is her first career weekly award.
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