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Western Kentucky freshman guard Mya Meredith shoots a three-pointer as Southern Miss sophomore guard Brikayla Gray reaches to block her in the Lady Tops’ 98-88 win over the Lady Eagles at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky., on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (Grace Ramey/photo@bgdailynews.com)

For the second consecutive week, Western Kentucky’s Mya Meredith was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week.

The Taylor Mill native had 21 points in WKU’s 63-51 win at Florida International on Saturday. Meredith also tied career highs in rebounds with eight and steals with four. The freshman has had 20 or more points in two of her past three games and has three total 20-point games on the season.

Meredith was crucial in the fourth quarter for WKU, scoring the first eight points of the frame for the Lady Toppers as well as coming up with two rebounds and block late in the game.

Over the last five games, Meredith is averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Her 13.2 points per game on the season is the most by a C-USA freshman and 19.7 points per game during league play is the fourth most by any conference player.

The rookie is shooting 58.8% from the perimeter during conference play which leads the league. She’s also shooting 59.0% from the floor during conference play, which is the second-best rate of any C-USA player behind fellow Lady Topper Meral Abdelgawad.

WKU has now claimed five weekly conference awards this season, which is the most for a WKU team since the Lady Toppers had eight in the 2017-18 season.

The Lady Toppers are off to a 3-0 start to C-USA play and have a five-game winning streak heading into this week’s games in Texas. WKU will take on Rice on Thursday at 7 p.m. and North Texas on Saturday at 2 p.m. Thursday’s game will be streamed on CUSA.tv and Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+.