MACOMB, Ill. – Ashley Luke, a redshirt-freshman center on the Western Illinois women’s basketball team, has been named as the Papa John’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Her performance last week helped the Leathernecks split at home.
Luke recorded her third double-double of the season in the win over North Dakota State, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. The win ended a five-game losing streak and secured Western’s first-ever regular season sweep of the Bison. She added 11 points in Saturday's game against South Dakota State.
In Summit League games, Luke leads Western averaging 12.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game (9.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg overall).
She owns a 4.0 GPA majoring in Biology.
Western (11-14 overall, 4-8 in Summit League) travels to Kansas City on Thursday night (Feb. 21), tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.