DURHAM, N.H. -- Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary), a senior center on the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, was named the America East Player of the Week on Jan. 31. Farkas recorded double-doubles in both UNH victories last week and averaged 26.5 points per game and 13.0 rebounds per game. Other impressive numbers included her .710 field goal percentage (22 of 31) and her 9-for-11 (81.8%) effort at the foul line. Farkas also earned Player of the Week honors from the league on Dec. 6.
Farkas, a tri-captain, began the week by netting 18 points and matching her career-best mark with 16 rebounds in the Wildcats' 66-59 win against Towson University at Lundholm Gymnasium. She also contributed three assists and registered a block in 36 minutes vs. the Tigers.
In her final game at thee made 9 of 11 first-half field goal attempts and finished the game 15-for-20. Farkas also had two assists, four steals and one block in 39 minutes vs. the Fightin' Blue Hens.
Farkas, who has started 73 consecutive games, is currently ranked fourth in the program's all-time scoring listhis season, Farkas became the seventh Wildcat player to record career numbers of 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
New Hampshire is 10-9 overall and tied for fourth in America East at 5-5. The Wildcats take a season-best, three-game winning streak to the University of Vermont on Feb. 3. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The next home game is Feb. 18 (7 p.m.) vs. Drexel University at Lundholm Gymnasium.