Feb. 8, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mel Greenberg
215-815-5943
Michigan earns National Team of the Week honor
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DICKEY, FUDD ARE USBWA WOMEN'S
NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA) For the season's tenth honorees for games ending Sunday, February 6, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week goes to Delaware guard-forward Jasmine Dickey, the organization's Tamika Catchings women's freshman player honor goes to UConn guard Azzi Fudd, and the USBWA women's team citation goes to Michigan for the second time this season.

Dickey
Fudd

Dickey, a 5-10 senior guard-forward from Baltimore, Md., averaged 38.0 points, 17.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and and 2.0 steals in Delaware's 2-0 week while shooting 42.5 percent (23-of-54) from the field and 90 percent (27-of-30) from the line to earn her third Colonial Athletic Association award of the season. In her first game, a 103-79 win over Charleston on Friday night, she poured a career-high 52 points and matched her personal best 18 rebounds 10 off the offensive glass with her point total setting a Bob Carpenter Center home court record in Newark, while also placing her second on the Blue Hens' all-time individual scoring list. On Sunday, she added 24 points and 16 rebounds in a 77-62 win over UNCW.

She's the only NCAA Division I player with a 50-plus and 40-plus scoring game this season and is averaging 25.4 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 40 percent (171-of-428) from the field, and 80.5 percent (124-of-154) from the line. Dickey leads the CAA in scoring average and total points and is in the top six in nine other categories. She is also in the top ten in the nation in six scoring categories.

Fudd, a 5-11 guard from Arlington, Va., shined in the top non-conference win by a BIG EAST team this season as the then-10th-ranked Huskies knocked off No. 7 Tennessee on Sunday, 75-56. Playing in just her eighth game because of an earlier foot injury, Fudd scored a career-high 25 points off 9-of-16 shooting, making 7-of-9 attempts from three, while adding four rebounds and four assists. She logged 39 minutes of turnover-free play. Earlier in the week, she also helped UConn rally from a double-digit deficit at Creighton, coming off the bench to score 10 second-half points and spark the Huskies to the road win to remain unbeaten in BIG EAST play. For the week she averaged 17.5 points and and shot 57.1 percent, including a 75.0 percent clip from three.

Michigan, previously cited in December for earning the program's first Top 5 win beating Baylor and debuting in the Top 10 of The Associated Press poll, has now won a program-record eight straight Big Ten games, including then-No. 5 Indiana and then-No. 21 Iowa in the last week to sit atop the conference and on Monday jumped to No. 4 for the Wolverines' first-ever AP Top 5 ranking.

Each week awards go to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's national player, the organization's Tamika Catchings freshman player, and the USBWA's women's national team of the week. The pool of candidates is drawn from the weekly conference citations as well as at-large additions involving an expanded governing panel focusing on women's basketball, headed by vice-president Mel Greenberg.

Since the 1987-88 season, the USBWA has named a women's National Player of the Year. For the 2012-13 season, the national and weekly player award became named for Hall of Famer and former UCLA All-American Ann Meyers Drysdale while this is the first season the national and weekly freshman award is being given in the name of former Tennessee all-American Tamika Catchings.

At the conclusion of the regular season, the USBWA will name finalists for both individual awards, which is voted on by the entire membership of the USBWA.

The winners of the 2022 Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Year and Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Year will be announced and presented at the USBWA's annual awards event on site at the 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four in Minneapolis.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected a women's All-America team since the 1996-97 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.

2021-22 USBWA Women's Weekly Honors
Week ending Dec. 5: Teisha Hyman, Syracuse (National); Shayeann Day-Wilson, Duke (Freshman); Duke (Team)
Week ending Dec. 12: Maddy Siegrist, Villanova (National); Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (Freshman); Georgia Tech (Team)
Week ending Dec. 19: Haley Jones, Stanford (National); Laila Phelia, Michigan (Freshman); Michigan (Team)
Week ending Dec. 26: Destanni Henderson, South Carolina (National); Rori Harmon, Texas (Freshman); South Carolina (Team)
Week ending Jan. 2: Ayoka Lee, Kansas State (National); Kelbie Washington, Oklahoma (Freshman); Missouri (Team)
Week ending Jan. 9: Jaylyn Sherrod, Colorado (National); Alexis Markowski, Nebraska (Freshman); Colorado (Team)
Week ending Jan. 16: Caitlin Clark, Iowa (National); Aaliyah Collins, Chicago State (Freshman); Oklahoma and Oregon (Team)
Week ending Jan. 23: Ayoka Lee, Kansas State (National); Alberte Rimdal, Florida (Freshman); Ole Miss (Team)
Week ending Jan. 30: Naz Hillmon, Michigan (National); Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (Freshman); Drexel (Team)
Week ending Feb. 6: Jasmine Dickey, Delaware (National); Azzi Fudd, UConn (Freshman); Michigan (Team)
Week ending Feb. 13: Maddy Siegrist, Villanova (National); Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (Freshman); Villanova (Team)
Week ending Feb. 20: Aliyah Boston, South Carolina (National); Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (Freshman); North Carolina (Team)
Week ending Feb. 27: Caitlin Clark, Iowa (National); Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (Freshman); Stanford (Team)
Week ending March 6: Dre'Una Edwards, Kentucky (National); Kaitlyn Chen, Princeton (Freshman); Kentucky (Team)

All-time USBWA Women's National Weekly Honors (Since 2011-12)