January 7, 2013

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

American University women’s basketball freshman forward Michelle Holmes has been recognized as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday.

Holmes registered her first career double-double in Sunday’s overtime loss to Hampton, setting career marks with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Toledo, Ohio native also tallied four points, going 2-for-3 from the floor, with two rebounds and a career-high three steals in American’s first game of the week against Fordham. 

The freshman leads the Eagles with 4.6 rpg this season and is averaging 3.7 ppg while shooting 55.8 percent from the floor. Holmes has also notched four blocks and 12 steals on the year.

Holmes and the Eagles will return to Bender Arena to open Patriot League play on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Patriot League All*Access.

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