After a pair of big games the past week, Southern Miss center Caitlin Jenkins has been named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week.
Jenkins averaged 22.5 points and 15 rebounds per game in wins over William Carey and Louisiana Tech, including a season high 29 points against the Lady Techsters. She added 3.5 blocks and two steals per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the field.
Earlier this season head coach Joye Lee-McNelis challenged Jenkins to average a double-double heading into conference play, and the freshman has lived up to the challenge. "I think what really makes her special is that she's willing to step up and take a challenge. Whatever challenge you give her she wants to do her very best to accomplish that."
This is the first C-USA weekly honor of Jenkin's career.