Tech’s Walker named C-USA Player of the Week

Keiunna Walker (Courtesy photo)

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech senior guard Keiunna Walker has been named Conference USA Player of the Week; the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Walker put up two 20-point performances last week in wins over North Texas (23), and in her 100th career start, tied a season-high with 26 at UAB.

The 2022-23 C-USA Preseason Player of the Year selection shot a combined 15-33 (.454) from the floor and hit 18-24 (.750) from the line while adding 1-3 from three over the two-game stretch. Walker also pulled down five rebounds and added two assists, a steal, and a block.

Playing without all-league teammate Anna Larr Roberson for the last six games, Walker has produced four straight 20-plus outings, including five of her last six, to help the Techsters move above .500 in conference play. Tech sits in fourth place at 4-3 heading into a two-game road stretch this week at Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.

On the season, Walker is averaging 17.2 PPG (third in the conference) on 42.5 percent shooting, including a career-best 40 percent from three (10-25).

The Lonoke, Ark. native continues to move up the program’s all-time scoring list sitting at No. 15 after recently passing Elinor Griffin with 1,695 career points, and sits at No. 3 all-time in free throw attempts (658) and makes (487).

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