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Anna Kernaghan, Women's Basketball

Anna Kernaghan, Women's Basketball

After earning a spot on the conference all-rookie team, Anna Kernaghan has been named the Birchwood Automotive Group female athlete of the week.

Kernaghan, a freshman guard on the Wesmen women's basketball team, was named to the Canada West's all-rookie team late last week after a season in which she was one of only two first-year players to lead their team in scoring. 

Kernaghan finished 19th in the conference in scoring, averaging 12.5 points per game to lead the Wesmen and scored in double digits in 13 conference games, hitting double digits in her final four conference games and nine of 11 after the holiday break.

Kernaghan logged a team-high 33.3 minutes per game which was tops among all rookies and ranked fifth overall in the conference.

Her 83.3 per cent rate at the free-throw line was also among the best in Canada West, ranking fourth.

Kernaghan also averaged 3.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.

In the team's season finale last weekend in Saskatoon, Kernaghan played all 40 minutes and scored 19 points while adding five rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 92-85 quarter-final loss to UBC.