VCU’S HURT EARNS FOURTH CAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University forward Courtney Hurt on Monday was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after guiding the Rams to a pair of CAA victories.

Hurt averaged a double-double with 20.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game and helped VCU (12-7, 7-2 CAA) pick up its eighth win in 10 games.  The junior turned in her first career 20-point, 20-rebound performance with 23 points and 20 boards in Sunday's win against Drexel.  It had been nearly five years since a Ram last recorded a 20-20 game.  Hurt also shot 63 percent (10 of 16) from the field against the Dragons while picking up her NCAA leading 16th double-double, which is two shy of tying VCU's single-season record. 

On Thursday, the Conyers, Ga., native added 18 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the Rams' victory over Georgia State.

Hurt currently leads the nation in both rebounding (13.2 rpg) and double-doubles, while ranking third in scoring (23.6 ppg).  She has scored in double figures in a school record 28 straight and 43 of the Rams' last 47 games.

VCU hits the road for a pair of CAA contests this week.  The Rams travel to first-place UNC Wilmington on Thursday at 7 p.m., before facing Northeastern on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.

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