Nov. 26, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Florida Atlantic University basketball players Jackson Trapp and Takia Brooks have been selected as the Owls’ Student-Athletes of the Week after posting strong all-around performances on the hardwood last weekend.
Trapp helped lead FAU to a 58-55 home win over American University on Saturday, November 24. The 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Orlando scored 12 points and had six assists without committing a turnover while playing a team-high 38 minutes in the team’s home opener. He is averaging eight points, 2.2 rebounds, two assists and 1.4 steals per game this season.
The men’s basketball team stands 2-3 on the season and begins Sun Belt Conference play against South Alabama on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. The team will also host Arkansas State University on Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, Brooks, a Miami native, had quite a homecoming in the University of Miami Thanksgiving Classic. The 5-foot-7 junior guard averaged 17.5 points in two games, and matched her career high with 18 points against the Hurricanes in the tournament opener on Friday, November 23. She also led the team with eight rebounds and had four steals in the game. Brooks came back with 17 points in the Owls’ 85-81 win over Southern Illinois University on Saturday.
The women’s basketball team, 3-2 for the season, begins league play with a pair of home games this week. FAU hosts South Alabama on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. before battling Arkansas State on Saturday at noon.
All four basketball games this week will be played at the FAU Arena, located at 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus.
Live audio and statistics of all games are available here. Season and single-game tickets are available by contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.