Irvin Gets the Nod for C-USA Player of the Week
Feb. 8, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Senior Sandora Irvin from the TCU women's basketball team was named the Conference USA Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It was the fourth time in the 2004-05 season that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native received the nod and the fifth time of her career. The Lady Frogs (17-6, 8-1 C-USA) went 2-0 in conference play Saturday and Monday with wins over Memphis (74-64) and Saint Louis (80-51).
Irvin's most notable accomplishment came against Memphis when she broke the NCAA's career record for blocked shots. The old record of 428 was established by Genia Miller (Cal State Fullerton) in 1991. Irvin needed three rejections to overtake it and finished the game with eight. Her total now stands at 442 following the Saint Louis game.
Over the two games, Irvin averaged 18.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.0 blocks, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 26.5 minutes of action. Irvin has a streak of three consecutive double-doubles and 16 on the season.
The Lady Frogs hit the road for their next two C-USA tilts. Their first comes at Marquette Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. CST. TCU then travels to Chicago to face DePaul at 2:20 p.m. in a nationally televised ESPN 2 contest. The Lady Frogs and Blue Demons are tied atop the C-USA standings at 8-1.