Hrynko Named Big East Player of the Week

CHICAGO – DePaul senior guard Brittany Hrynko was named the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week on Monday for the fifth time this season.

Britanny Hrynko, who averaged 31.0 points per game in DePaul’s two wins last week, becomes one of just nine players and the first since Maya Moore (2010-11) in the league’s history to be named the Player of the Week five or more times in a single season.

The senior helped DePaul stay at the top the league standings by scoring 33 points in DePaul’s win at Creighton and 29 in the Blue Demons’ triumph at Providence. The Philadelphia native connected on 54.5 percent of her shots (24-of-44) which included seven 3-pointers. She was also 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) from the free throw line and also added 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game.

Against Creighton, Hrynko was charged with guarding the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year Marissa Janning and held her to just seven points and 30-percent shooting. Hrynko was also credited with three steals in the Blue Demons’ victory in Omaha.

At Providence, Hrynko’s 29 points pushed the senior into 20th all-time in the BIG EAST in scoring. Entering DePaul’s final regular season game, Hrynko has 1,061 points and needs 17 points to move up to 16th all-time. Hrynko is the first DePaul player to be ranked on the BIG EAST’s all-time scoring list and is the first league player to add her name since 2011 when Moore finished with 1,270 career BIG EAST points.

Hrynko, whose name appears on the John R. Wooden Late Season Top 20, Naismith Trophy Women's Midseason 30 List and the Dawn Staley Mid-Season Award List, has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week six times in her career – the most by any DePaul player.

Marquette's Kenisha Bell was named the league's Freshman of the Week. The Blue Demons close out the regular season on Mar. 1 when they host their rival Marquette. DePaul and the Golden Eagles tip at 3 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Following the game, DePaul will celebrate the careers or Centrese McGee, Megan Rogowski and Hrynko.

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