CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference announced Friday its Scholar Athletes of the Week. Earning Co-Female Athlete of the Week honors was Miami women's basketball player Courtney Osborn. It is the first time this season and second time in her career she has won this award.
Osborn (3.55 GPA with a major in Finance and a minor in coaching) made a successful return from injury to provide two impressive performances last week. She averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists during the week. Against Wright State on Tuesday, Osborn led the RedHawks with 16 points, nailing four three-point baskets to lead Miami to a 72-54 win. She also pulled down five boards, dished out three assists and had a block and a steal against the Raiders. Against Cleveland State on Saturday, she totaled 23 points and just missed a double-double with nine assists while nabbing two more steals. She nailed three more three-pointers and was 10-for-12 from the free throw line. With her 23 points, she moved into second place on Miami's all-time scoring list with 1,729 points. Osborn had three steals and one block in the two games and shot an impressive 44 percent from behind the arc.
Osborn was previously MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week on Dec. 17, 2010 and was a member of the 2011-12 MAC All-Academic Team.
The RedHawks return to action on Sunday when they travel to Chicago State for a 3 p.m. (EST) game. Tim Bray will have the call and it will be heard live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.