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November 24, 2008

Tech freshman Krystal Stirrup named Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Two weeks in to her college career, Golden Eagle freshman Krystal Stirrup looks pretty comfortable playing basketball at the Division I level. Comfortable enough to be voted Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for her efforts against Lipscomb (Nov. 18) and Belmont (Nov. 22).

Stirrup, a 5-11 forward from San Antonio, Texas, posted her first career double-double in Tech's 72-55 win against Lipscomb, with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. She followed up that performance with nine points, four rebounds and three steals at Belmont.

"It is an honor for Krystal to be recognized for this award," head coach Amy Brown said. "For her to be able to come in and provide us with these types of numbers right away is great, and she is only going to get better throughout her career."

Stirrup is averaging 12 points, and 6.3 rebounds per game, and has seven steals on the season in over 25 minutes per game, and is shooting 50 percent from the field.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action Tuesday night at the Hooper Eblen Center when the Drake Bulldogs come to town, before traveling to the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Tournament where they will take on Florida Atlantic on Nov. 29 and either Ga. Tech or Texas on Nov. 30.