OXFORD, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced its weekly awards for women's basketball on Monday. Senior guard Courtney Osborn was named MAC East Division Player of the Week after a vote by the women's basketball coaches. It is the third time this season and seventh time in her career that Osborn has won this award.
It was a historical week for Osborn. She became Miami's all-time leading scorer against Buffalo on Wednesday, and followed it up by becoming the 12th player in MAC history to crack 2,000 points against Bowling Green on Saturday. She averaged an incredible 26.0 points per game during the week. Osborn started by scoring 19 points in the victory over the Bulls, including 16 in the second half. She was 5-for-8 from the field, and 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Osborn also had three assists and two steals in the victory. She stepped it up even further in the win over the Falcons. She finished with a season-high 33 points. Osborn was 12-for-17 from the field and 7-for-9 from three-point range. The seven 3-point makes tied a career-high. She also finished with seven assists and a block. For the week, Osborn was 17-for-25 from the field (68 percent) and 9-for-12 from three-point range (75 percent).
This is the seventh time this season that a Miami player has won MAC East Division Player of the Week. Osborn previously won it on Nov. 12 and Dec. 24. Kirsten Olowinski also has three wins, on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Jan. 28. Hannah Robertson earned the honor on Jan. 21.
Miami returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Kent State at 7 p.m. It is the regular-season home finale at Millett Hall and Senior Night. Prior to the contest Osborn and Olowinski will be honored for their incredible four-year careers in a pregame ceremony.