For the fourth-consecutive week, Eastern Washington bestowed with Big Sky accolade
They just keep coming in for senior Brianne Ryan and the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team.
For the second-consecutive week for Ryan and fourth in a row for EWU, the Big Sky Conference has recognized the outstanding efforts of the Eastern Eagles. After pouring in a career-high-tying 33 points against Weber State, Ryan was selected as the Big Sky Player for the Week for games played Feb. 6-12.
Along with the weekly honor from the BSC, Ryan was also recognized by College Sports Madness as the top player of the week, which marks the second time this season she has received a shout out from that same organization.
Ryan has also received a weekly honors this year by NetScouts Basketball.
In Eastern's one game on the week against Weber State, Ryan scored 33 points to lead the Eagles to a 78-45 rout of the Wildcats, which was the team's largest margin of victory this season against a Division I program. Ryan was 13-of-20 from the field, including a nearly perfect 5-of-6 effort from 3-point range. She also grabbed five rebounds and had a game-high five steals in just 29 minutes on the floor.
Ryan has now registered four 30+ scoring efforts this season - the most by any player in the Big Sky. Just as she has all season, Ryan leads the conference in scoring, while ranking 15th nationally (19.8). She is also among the top 20 in the Big Sky in rebounding (5.6) and top 10 in steals (2.1).
Eastern will look to keep its perfect Big Sky road record intact on Thursday (Feb. 16) when it plays at Northern Colorado in its only game this week. EWU is currently second in the Big Sky standings with a 10-2 league record. The Eagles are one game behind conference-leading Idaho State (11-1), which hosts Weber State on Saturday. The Eagles and Bengals won't face-off until the final two games of the season on Feb. 25 in Cheney and Mar. 3 in Pocatello, Idaho.