SouthtownStar Athletes on Campus: Asiana Fuqua-Bey feted by Conference USA
By Mike Walsh For Sun-Times Media February 8, 2013 6:48PM
Asianna Fuqua-Bey, a Marist graduate, recently was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 11, 2013 6:32AM
University of Memphis women’s basketball player Asianna Fuqua-Bey was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week for the period ending Jan. 14 as she averaged 10.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in two contests.
Fuqua-Bey, who prepped at Marist, made her second start of the season in the Tigers’ 77-74 loss Jan. 10 at Houston. In that game she scored seven points and finished with a career-best 10 rebounds.
On Jan. 13 in a 63-57 victory over visiting Southern Miss, Fuqua-Bey, a center, tied a career best with 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds in recording her first collegiate double-double.
For the week, Fuqua-Bey also made 5-of-6 free throws, shooting 83.3 percent.
Through 22 games, Fuqua-Bey helped Memphis to go 13-9 overall and 4-4 in Conference USA. In appearing in 22 games she made nine starts. She ranked second on the Tigers in rebounding (5.7 rpg), fifth in scoring (5.9 ppg) and tied for fifth in steals (20).
Gamble pays off
North Central College’s Landon Gamble was named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 26.
Gamble, a Lockport graduate, averaged 19 points and 6.5 rebounds in two Cardinals wins. The junior forward finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in an 84-77 win over visiting Aurora University, followed by 25 points (11-of-13 shooting), five rebounds and two assists in a 93-83 win over visiting Carroll University.
Two Southland residents were chosen to the 2012 All-University Athletic Association First Team in football.
Honored were Case Western Reserve senior offensive tackle Cullen Dolan (Brother Rice) and Washington University junior defensive lineman Nelson Nwumeh (Homewood-Flossmoor).
Dolan, a senior captain, started all 10 games at right tackle in 2012 for the Spartans and earned All-University Athletic Association honors for the second straight season. Dolan enabled Case to rush for 1,468 yards and 13 touchdowns.
In addition, Dolan also was one of seven Spartans selected to the 2012 OhioCollegeFootball.com Division III All-Ohio Team.
Nwumeh finished with 23 tackles, 5½ tackles for loss and 3½ sacks. An honorable-mention All-UAA honoree in 2011, Nwumeh’s 2½ sacks and four tackles for loss in conference play were second-most in the league.