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UK's Goss named SEC Freshman of the Week

UK women's basketball team head shots for the 2011-12 season.
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

UK women's basketball team head shots for the 2011-12 season. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky's Bria Goss (Indianapolis) was named the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Week, the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced Monday.

Goss, a 5-foot-10 guard, received the honor after averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last week. She scored in double-figures in all three of UK’s wins and has improved her scoring output in each of UK’s four games this season, culminating with a career-high 12 points against Southern Mississippi. She also grabbed a career-high and team-high eight rebounds vs. the Lady Eagles. A tenacious defender, Goss tied her career high with three steals against Northeastern and dished out a team-high tying four assists in the last two games.

Overall, Goss is UK's fifth-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder, averaging 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
This is the seventh year the SEC has recognized a Freshman of the Week award. The weekly award marks UK's 12th SEC Freshman of the Week.

The Cats (4-0) return to action Wednesday, Nov. 23 against first-time opponent Nebraska Omaha in Memorial Coliseum. Game time is 4 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Sports Network with Neil Price.


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