Strack Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO


Lisa Strack of the American University women’s basketball team has been honored as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials have announced.

Strack, a senior from Langhorne, Pa., led the Eagles to a pair of 26-point wins last week over Bucknell and Lafayette as they improved to a perfect 7-0 in Patriot League play. In the two games, the Preseason All-Patriot League pick averaged 14.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, and 5.0 spg as she shot 57.9 percent from the field.

In Wednesday’s 71-45 victory over Bucknell, Strack tallied 11 points, five rebounds, and four steals. She was a productive 4-of-8 from the field. Then on Saturday in AU’s 80-54 triumph against Lafayette, she registered a game-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting along with seven assists and six steals. Her seven helpers were a season-best and one shy of her career-high while her six steals matched a personal-best.

"As a coach, it is a dream. To have a player like Lisa with her talent and ability, and it is never about her. It is always about the team," remarked Head Coach Matt Corkery following Saturday’s game. "Lisa didn't need many shots tonight to get 18 and she didn't turn it over once along with seven assists. And then she threw in six steals for good measure, which is a heck of a defensive game."

Strack and the Eagles will return to action this Saturday, February 4 when they host Colgate at 2 p.m.