Hazaria Washington, a junior forward on the UMSL women's basketball team

Hazaria Washington, a junior forward on the UMSL women's basketball team, was named the GLVC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. (Photo by Danny Reise)

Hazaria Washington, a junior forward on the University of Missouri–St. Louis women’s basketball team, helped the UMSL Tritons go undefeated last week by averaging 13.5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.5 blocks per game. She was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her efforts.

Washington, who is majoring in communication, registered her third double-double of the season netting 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Tritons’ 73-70 overtime win against Missouri Baptist University (Creve Coeur) last Tuesday. She was 8-of-19 (.421) from the field, while also totaling three blocks and an assist in the victory.

In UMSL’s 67-62 win at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.) last Saturday, Washington recorded 10 points, notching her fourth double figure scoring effort in as many games this season. She also snatched five steals and logged two blocks and five rebounds.

For the week, Washington averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game. She shot 40 percent from the field after playing 33.5 minutes per game. She is averaging a league-best 5.8 offensive rebounds per game and leads her team in scoring with 14.0 points per game.

The honor is Washington’s first of her career and and the first for a UMSL player, according to league records dating back to the 1998-99 season.

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