Feb. 14, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the second consecutive week and fifth time this season, Notre Dame freshman Alicia Ratay (Lake Zurich, Ill.) has been named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week. The 5-11 guard shares the award this week with Trish Juline of Villanova.
Ratay averaged 24.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in Notre Dame’s 2-0 week as the Irish posted wins over Pittsburgh (81-74) and St. John’s (94-51). She was 11-of-17 from three-point range in the two games (64.7 percent) and had a 57.1 percent overall shooting percent (16-27).
Ratay, who has scored 20-plus five times this season and led the Irish in scoring on 10 occasions, recorded her first career double-double as she scored 28 points (her second highest point total of the season) and grabbed a personal best 12 rebounds versus St. John’s. Against Pittsburgh, she scored 20 points in the victory.
Currently, Notre Dame is 21-2 on the season and 12-0 in the BIG EAST. The Irish own the nation’s longest winning streak having won a school-record 17 straight games.