Sharkey Reels In MAC East & Big 4 Player of the Week Honors

Sharkey Reels In MAC East & Big 4 Player of the Week Honors

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York women's basketball team's Kristen Sharkey has been named Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week and Big 4 Player of the Week announced Monday afternoon.

Sharkey, a senior captain, led the Bulls to a perfect 3-0 sweep of Big 4 opponents Monday with a 26-point, 9-rebound performance in UB's 72-55 victory at Canisius. She went on to tally her 17th career double-double with 15 points and 13 boards to lead the Bulls in their MAC opener against Ohio on Saturday.

Sharkey averaged a Bull-best double-double in the 1-1 week with 20.5 points and 11 rebounds. She shot team-bests of .560 from the field (14-of-25) and .917 at the line (11-for-12) and added five assists and a pair of blocks. She committed just three turnovers in 34.5 minutes of play per game.

UB will hit the road for a pair of conference matchups. The Bulls travel to Central Michigan for a 7 pm game on Wednesday and will take on Miami (OH) on Saturday at 3 pm.