WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth University freshman point guard Helena Kurt (Spanga, Sweden/Igelstavikens Gymnasium) has been selected Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week, the conference office today announced. Kurt averaged 8.8 points per game over four contests this week, including a 10.7 points per game average in this weekend’s three games in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge against No. 1 UConn, St. Bonaventure and Boston University.
Kurt saw increased minutes in each game this week and didn’t disappoint. After scoring just three points in only 14 minutes at Delaware, the freshman Swede scored a season-high 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-4 from long range, to go along with two assists against St. Bonaventure in 24 minutes. She then added a team-high nine points and two assists in 26 minutes against No. 1 Connecticut and 10 points and a season-high four assists on 4-of-6 shooting (2-of-4 3-pt. FG) in a season-high 29 minutes. For the week, she averaged 8.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists while maintaining a 1.0 assist-to-turnover ratio from the point guard position. She shot 48.0 percent, including 37.5 percent from long range and 83.3 from the free-throw line.
Following a week off for Thanksgiving, the Hawks conclude play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge Sunday, Dec. 1, when they face Bowling Green. Tip-off is set for 10 a.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.