Mathies Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Dec. 8, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky's A'dia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.) was named the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Week, the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced Monday.

Mathies, a 5-9 guard, received the honor after averaging 10.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in UK's two wins last week. She scored 11 points and handed out a game- and career-high seven assists in the 107-53 rout of Miami (Ohio). She then grabbed a career-high four offensive rebounds in the 68-57 win at Cincinnati, helping the Cats improve to 8-0 on the season.

Overall, Mathies is UK's second-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder, averaging 12.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. She has scored in double digits six times this year and is the only Wildcat to average 30-plus minutes per game (30.5).

This is the fifth year the SEC has recognized a Freshman of the Week award. The weekly award marks UK's seventh SEC Freshman of the Week, its first this season and first since 2007-08.

The Cats return to action Sunday, Dec. 13 vs. Florida A&M at 1 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised live on the Big Blue Sports Network and FSN South.

For ticket information, log on to UKathletics.com or call the UK ticket office at 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-CATS (2287).