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Wed December 11, 2013
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20-20 Performances Garner National Attention for MT Lady Raider

MTSU Lady Raider Ebony Rowe
MTSU Lady Raider Ebony Rowe
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Ebony Rowe is getting a great deal of attention.

Last week Rowe was named the NCAA Player of the Week as well as the Tennessee Sports Writers Player of the Week. In addition, she received a top honor from MTSU’s new league, Conference USA.

This week Rowe has once again been named Player of the Week by Tennessee Sports Writers, following a run-away performance against mid-state rival Austin Peay State.

Sportscaster Justin Beasley, with WMOT reporting partner MT-10, says its one for the record books.

“Twenty-nine points and 20 rebounds at Austin Peay to get the second award in a row; I’m not sure if that’s ever been done in Middle Tennessee basketball. I talked with Coach Rick Insell and he doesn’t remember it ever being done.”

Beasley notes that Rowe is a Naismith and Wade Watch List candidate and has attracted the attention of the WNBA.

The Lexington, Kentucky native is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in engineering.