GW's Caira Washington Snags Second A-10 Rookie of the Week
Freshman Posted Three Straight Double-Doubles in Trio of GW Victories
Jan. 6, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington freshman Caira Washington was named the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced on Monday. The award covers games played Dec. 30-Jan. 6.
Washington averaged a double-double of 14.3 points - a team-high - and 11.0 rebounds per game and added 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per contest in three wins. She shot 63.3 percent (19-for-30) from the floor, and 18 of her 34 rebounds came on the offensive glass - an average of 6.0 offensive boards per game. The freshman from Brandywine, Md., posted a double-double in all three contests and now has five on the season.
Washington scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in GW's rout of Bluefield State on New Year's Eve, then followed with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 12 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in the Colonials' A-10 opener against George Mason. She finished the week with 11 points and 10 rebounds as GW knocked off Saint Joseph's on the road to push its win streak to seven.
For the season, Washington is averaging 10.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She ranks third in the A-10 in rebounding, fourth in field goal percentage (.520) and second in blocked shots (1.4 bpg) and offensive rebounds (3.9 rpg).
Washington was previously named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 16 for her performances against Loyola and Morgan State, the first two victories in GW's current seven-game win streak. She is the first Colonial to win multiple Rookie of the Week awards since Tiana Meyers won it twice in 2008-09. In addition, with Hannah Schaible's nod last week, the GW has received its most Rookie of the Week honors since 2005-06, when Jessica Adair and Jazmine Adair combined for three recognitions.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday when they host Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center.