RICHMOND, Va., -- James Madison women's basketball players Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay) have been honored by the Colonial Athletic Association for the week ending Jan. 27.
Burkholder was selected Player of the Week, and Hall was chosen Rookie of the Week following a four-day period in which the Dukes posted wins at George Mason and Hofstra. JMU won 71-55 at Mason on Jan. 24 and took an 85-62 home victory over Hofstra on Jan. 27. The Dukes extended their win streak to five games, improved their record to 12-7 and moved into a tie for second place in the CAA standings with a 6-1 league record.
Burkholder tied with Hall for game scoring honors with 20 points at George Mason and also handed out three assists and had two steals. She topped that with a career-high and game-high 28 points against Hofstra. She also had a team-high eight rebounds, an assist and two steals vs. the Pride.
She shot 61 percent (14-23) from the field, 73 percent (8-11) from 3-point range and 86 percent (12-14) from the foul line in last week's games.
Hall's 20 points at Mason was a career-high, and she set a JMU freshman record with seven steals vs. the Patriots. She also had six rebounds and three assists in the Mason game. Hall turned in a 16-point, five-rebound performance against Hofstra.
In last week's games Hall shot 50 percent (12-24) from the field and made 36 percent (4-11) of her 3-point attempts and 80 percent (8-10) of her free-throw tries.
Burkholder earned the CAA honor for the second time, and Hall received her fourth rookie honor of the year.
JMU is on the road this week for games at Towson on Jan. 31 and at William and Mary on Feb. 3.