Campbell Named USBWA National Player of the Week
Amber Campbell
Feb. 16, 2016

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USWBA) announced Tuesday afternoon it has named Wake Forest women’s basketball’s Amber Campbell as its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week.

The honor comes after Campbell was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday, earning the first ACC weekly honor of her career. In winning the award from the USBWA, Campbell is the first Wake Forest player to earn the weekly recognition in program history.

Campbell led Wake Forest to two victories last week against Clemson and Duke, helping the Demon Deacons extend their winning streak to four in a row. The sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, paced Wake Forest in both games, scoring 19 points in the win at Clemson before setting a new career high with 27 points in Wake Forest’s first victory over Duke since March 5, 1993.

Over the course of the last two games, Campbell averaged 23.0 points per game and is posting 17. 5 points per contest throughout Wake Forest’s four-game ACC winning streak, the longest streak since the Deacs won a program-record five ACC games in a row during the 1987-88 season. Campbell is the second ACC player to win the award from USBWA. Duke’s Azura Stevens took the award for the week ending January 24.

This season, Wake Forest has tied the mark for most wins in a single season under fourth-year head coach Jen Hoover. The six ACC victories are also the most of the Hoover era and the most since the Deacs won seven conference games in 2011-12. With the recent surge, the Demon Deacons received votes in this week’s USA TODAY Coaches Poll, checking in with three votes right behind ACC-rival NC State.



The Demon Deacons look to tie the program record for most ACC wins in a row Thursday, Feb. 18, when they welcome No. 2/3 Notre Dame to LJVM Coliseum. First tip between Wake Forest and Notre Dame is set for 7 p.m.