MTU's Monroe earns GLIAC Basketball honor again

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BAY CITY, Mi. Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and for the second consecutive week. Monroe helped guide the Huskies to two more GLIAC wins over Wayne State University 80-68 and Ashland University 76-63.

Monroe, who hails from Green Bay, Wisconsin, averaged 29.5 points per game and poured in a season high 35 points against Wayne State before following that up with 24 points in the win over Ashland. Monroe became the second all-time leading scorer in Tech history over the weekend and now has 2,108 career points. In addition to his scoring numbers, Monroe averaged 7.5 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists in the two victories. Monroe reeled in 10 rebounds in the win of Wayne State, resulting in is third double-double of the season.

Monroe paces the Huskies in scoring and rebounding this season with a 21.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game average. Tech is now 10-3 overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC through the first 13 games of the season. Monroe was also the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week December 2, November 12, and December 23.

The Huskies are on the road Thursday when they battle Parkside followed by a contest at Purdue Northwest Saturday. Thursday's tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. eastern time followed by a 4 p.m. eastern start time for Saturday's game.