November 29, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin junior wing Ashton Feldhaus garnered her first adidas Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honor after a pair of strong performances against Samford and Vanderbilt.

A native of Richmond, Ky., Feldhaus averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game over the last week. Feldhaus began her week with a career-high 14 point and six rebound performance against former OVC foe Samford. She continued her strong week by tying her previous high with 14 points and eight rebounds against Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt.

Feldhaus is averaging 11.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. She has eclipsed double figures in five of six contest while earning four starts in her debut season for the Skyhawks.

This honor marks the first adidas OVC Newcomer of the Week award for the Skyhawks since Jessy Ward accomplished the feat twice during the 2014-15 season.

Feldhaus and the Skyhawks will return to action against regional rival Southern Illinois on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. as part of a doubleheader.