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Jan. 12, 1998

Riley Named BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week

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Ruth Riley.

Notre Dame, Ind. ---- Notre Dame freshman RUTH RILEY (Roann, Ind.) has been named honored as the co-BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for her performances last week against Georgetown, Miami and St. John's. She shared the honor with Svetlana Abrosimova.

Riley, who leads the league with 35 blocked shots (2.5 per game), helped Notre to a 3-0 week as the Irish improved to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in the BIG EAST with wins over Georgetown (69-44), Miami (75-47) and St. John's (77-57). In those three contests, she averaged 12.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks.

The 6-5 center posted back-to-back double double against Miami and St. John's. She had career-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds against the Hurricanes and scored 10 and grabbed 10 rebounds versus the Red Storm.

Riley has started the last eight contests and has played in all 14 games, averaging 6.7 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 2.5 blocks. She has scored in double figures in four games this season and has grabbed 10-plus boards on three occasions.

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