CORPUS CHRISTI – Brittany Mbamalu has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Mbamalu picks up the award after leading the Islanders to a comeback win for the second straight game.
She scored a team-high 14 points against Texas State, helping the Islanders overcome a 16-point second-half deficit against the Bobcats to record the team's third straight win. She knocked down two three pointers and went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Mbamalu also picked up five rebounds, including three on the offensive end.
It was the third start of the season for the freshman, and in each start this season Mbamalu has reached double digits in the scoring column. She currently ranks fifth in the Southland in 3-point field goals made and seventh in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage.
The women's basketball team will be back in action on Thursday, as the Islanders will tipoff at 7 p.m. against UTSA at the American Bank Center.
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2013-14 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
12-3-13: Brittany Mbamalu, Women's Basketball
11-26-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
11-19-13: John Jordan, Men's Basketball
11-12-13: Jasmine Shaw, Women's Basketball
11-5-13: Philipp Baar, Men's Cross Country and Ashley Phelps, Volleyball
10-29-13: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf
10-22-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
10-15-13: Shayla Maldonado, Volleyball
10-8-13: Alyssa Miller, Women's Soccer
10-1-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Cross Country
9-23-13: Kevin Bettendroffer and Stefania Nicolae, Men's and Women's Tennis
9-16-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
9-9-13: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball
9-2-13: Yvette Franco, Women's Soccer