December 28, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore center Ruth Riley (Macy, Ind.) has been named the BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week after scoring 18 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking five shots in a 75-64 victory at Michigan State last week. Riley earns the award for the first time this season.

Riley, who is averaging 13.6 points and a team-leading 9.8 rebounds leads the league with five double-doubles this season. She also leads the team and BIG EAST with 42 blocked shots. Riley is shooting 57.5 percent from the field (50-of-87).

Notre Dame, currently 9-1 on the season and winners of three striaght, and is ranked seventh in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN rankings.