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Schimmel named AAC Player of the Week

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UofL's Schimmel named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week

Louisville senior Shoni Schimmel was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week the league announced on Monday.

Schimmel averaged 27.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists for Louisville last week as the Cardinals improved to 8-0 in league play. She finished the week shooting 63.3 percent (19-for-30) from the field and 69.6 percent (16-for-23) from 3-point range.

Against Houston, Schimmel scored 25 points while going 7 of 11 from behind the 3-point line. She also pulled down a season-high eight rebounds and dished out five assists.

Schimmel hit a school-record nine 3-pointers against Memphis and finished with 29 points in 27 minutes of action. She drilled six 3-pointers in a span of four minutes to lift Louisville to a 35-19 lead with 3:58 left in the first half. Schimmel made eight 3s in the first half and Louisville never looked back. She left the game with 8:55 left to cheers and an ovation from the crowd of 10,345.

Freshman Emmonnie Henderson was named to the weekly honor role after averaging 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last week.  Henderson scored career-highs in back-to-back games last week against Houston and Memphis. Against Houston, Henderson scored a career-high 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds.  She finished the game shooting 6 of 9 from the field.  She also dished out two assists and grabbed three steals.  Against Memphis, Henderson tied her career-high with 14 points and pulled down two rebounds.  She went 4 of 5 from the field and 4 of 4 from the foul line against the Tigers. 

Official release from UofL sports information