Dec. 6, 2010
Boca Raton, Fla. - Basketball players have taken center stage for the second-straight week for the Florida Atlantic University's Student-Athlete of the Week Award. The honor goes to Kore White and Lyrell Barfield for their hardcourt performances last week.
White, a redshirt sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, played a key role in the Owls' victories at Mississippi State, of the Southeastern Conference, last Tuesday, and against USF, of the Big East Conference, last Saturday in Boca Raton. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 14.5 points and seven rebounds in the two games, improving his season averages to 10.9 points per game and a team-high 5.2 rebounds per contest. White also contributed to a team defensive performance that held USF to just 42 points.
Meanwhile, Barfield is being honored for the second-straight week after scoring a team-high 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting in FAU's only game of the week, a loss to USF in Tampa. The 5-foot-8 senior guard from Miami grabbed five rebounds and made a pair of three-point field goals. For the season, Barfield is the Owls' leading scorer (12.5 points per game), has 12 steals and has made 90 percent of her free throws.
The men's basketball team will begin a five-game road trip at Hofstra (Hempstead, N.Y.) on Saturday, December 11, at 4 p.m. The women's basketball team hosts Georgia Southern on Sunday, December 12, at 2 p.m. in the FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus.