January 10, 2011

Brittany Bowen Named Horizon League Player of the Week

BRITTANY BOWEN INTERVIEW
COACH COUTURE INTERVIEW 

INDIANAPOLIS - Butler senior Brittany Bowen has been tabbed Horizon League Women's Basketball Player of the Week after helping BU to a pair of road wins last weekend. It marks the first time in her career she has captured the league's weekly honor.

Bowen, a native of Columbus, Ind., averaged 19.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in leading Butler to victories at Wright State on Thursday and Detroit on Saturday. For the weekend, she shot 15 for 26 (.577), including 5-for-10 shooting from 3-point range. She also added six assists.

"I'm happy and proud for Brittany, I think she's had a very solid year," head coach Beth Couture said. "I'm excited she got this accomplishment. We've asked her to step up in all phases of the game and she's definitely done that."

The 5-10 senior had 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 70-58 win at Wright State. She shot 8 for 15 and made two 3-pointers. She followed that with a 19-point, 8-rebound effort in BU's 72-66 win at Detroit. She made 3 of her 5 attempts from beyond the arc against the Titans.

Bowen currently ranks fifth in the Horizon League this season with 16.2 points per game. She leads the conference in 3-point percentage (.480) while standing third in both field goal shooting (.500) and free throw shooting (.860).

Bowen and the Bulldogs (9-6, 3-0 HL) host Cleveland State and Youngstown State this weekend. The Vikings come to Hinkle Fieldhouse Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.