~ Athlete of the Week selected by the publisher
LURAY — Former Luray High School standout Emilee Weakley was recently named the Mountain East Conference “Player of the Week” after posting her ninth and 10th “double-double” performances in her first 14 collegiate games at Division II Frostburg State University.
In a Jan. 4 home loss to Notre Dame (video below), Weakley put up half of her team’s points (28 of 59), while pulling down 11 rebounds. Three days later on Jan. 7, the LHS alum scored 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a road win against Alderson Broaddus.
Weakley’s 38-point performance on Saturday marks the fifth-highest, single-game point total in FSU’s women’s basketball history. Her 13 rebounds tied her season-high.
Despite FSU’s 4-10 record, Weakley has clearly been a leader on the Division II squad, averaging 33.9 minutes on the floor and a team-high 22.4 points per game.
One of the most prolific players in Virginia high school history — graduating last season among the top five scorers in VHSL’s all-time records — Weakley is currently hitting just over 40 percent of her shots from the field, nearly 30 percent from beyond the arc (21 three-pointers), and over 74 percent from the free throw line.
In addition, she has also recorded 20 steals.
For full stats and more information on Emilee Weakley’s collegiate career,
visit the Frostburg State University women’s basketball page.