Jan. 20, 2014
BIG EAST Conference Weekly Awards
CHICAGO – DePaul junior guard Brittany Hrynko was named the BIG EAST Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week it was announced on Monday by the league office. The junior led DePaul to a 2-0 week with wins at Seton Hall and against Villanova.
The Philadelphia native helped the Blue Demons to a come-from-behind victory by scoring 13 of her 16 points in the second half on the road at Seton Hall. Her second-half scoring burst included 3-of-5 from behind the arc, while she was 4-of-8 for the game. Against the Pirates, Hrynko finished with five rebounds and two assists while connecting on 6-of-13 from the field.
Hrynko complimented her mid-week performance with hitting 7-of-10 from the field against Villanova on Sunday. The guard scored 20 points which propelled DePaul to its first two-game BIG EAST winning streak this season. Hrynko also added a team-best seven assists, grabbed five rebounds and recorded two steals.
For the week, Hrynko shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23), including 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from three. She also averaged 18 points and 4.5 assists.
This is Hrynko’s first career Player of the Week honor while she has been named to the Weekly Honor Roll three times in her career. She was also named the Freshman of the Week twice during the 2011-12 season.
Hrynko is the second Blue Demon to be named the Player of the Week this season with Jasmine Penny earning the honor on Dec. 30, 2013. Jessica January was also named the Freshman of the Week on Dec. 23.
Georgetown’s Natalie Butler was named the league’s Freshman of the Week. Caroline Coyer (Villanova) Tabatha Richardson-Smith (Seton Hall), Tori Rule (Providence), Liz Stratman (Butler) and Andrea White (Georgetown) were all named the Weekly Honor Roll.
Hrynko was also named the College Sports Madness BIG EAST Player of the Week on Monday.
DePaul (13-5, 4-2 BIG EAST), hits the road for a pair of league games this week. The Blue Demons play at Georgetown on Jan. 22 and at Butler on Jan. 25.
The Blue Demons return to Lincoln Park on Jan. 29 for a 7 p.m. contest with rival Marquette.