CHELSEY PERRY EARNS THIRD ADIDAS OVC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
February 26, 2018
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball standout Chelsey Perry was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for the third time this season after a pair of strong performances against Morehead State and Southeast Missouri.
A native of Middleton, Tenn., Perry averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assists per game. Her best game came on the road against Morehead State in which she scored a new career-high with 24 points while tallying nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Two days later at Southeast Missouri, she notched 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block.
Perry previously earned OVC Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 12, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. On the season, Perry is averaging 11.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. The freshman forward has tallied 18 games in double figures this season, including three games with at least 20 points.
Perry and the Skyhawks will open play in the OVC Basketball Championship as the No. 2 seed and will matchup against No. 7 seed Southeast Missouri on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tipoff from the Ford Center is scheduled for 3 p.m.