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Woods, Gabriel Named Players of the Week
Dec. 4, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University named Kalib Woods (football) and Ra’Kyra Gabriel (basketball) student-athletes of the week, for the week of Dec. 4.

Woods set the program record for receiving yards as the Owls won their first C-USA title in a 41-17 win over North Texas. Woods caught six passes for 208 yards, including a 54-yard TD pass to put the Owls up 34-0 early in the second half. Over the last five games, the senior has racked up 540 yards on 20 receptions and four touchdowns.

Gabriel recorded two double-doubles last week as the Owls split a pair of double overtime contests. The junior scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 36 minutes of action against Grand Canyon. The Stockton, Cali. native recorded 11 points and 15 rebounds later in the week to help FAU beat North Florida 83-75 in double overtime. Her two 15-rebound games set a career high and were the most rebounds by an Owl since Nov. 28, 2014.

Football will play in its first bowl game since 2008, as the Owls take on Akron in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. Women’s basketball travels to Atlanta, Ga. to take on Georgia State on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

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