Liz Leer from the American University women's basketball team has been selected as the American University Student Athletes of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday. Leer was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after leading the Eagles to the conference championship game for the second straight season.
Leer led American to a 69-64 OT win at two-time defending Patriot League champion Lehigh on Wednesday with her 18-point effort. Twelve of her points came in the second half and the other six in overtime on two crucial go-ahead three-pointers. For the game, she was 6-of-12 shooting and 3-of-5 from beyond-the-arc. She added seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
In Saturday's PL Championship Game at Navy, Leer had eight points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort. She closes her career with a program-record 126 appearances and goes down as the fourth-leading scorer in school history, third on the rebounding list and first in career blocked shots.