Wann, Pellechio both honored by the A-10

The Spiders' Becca Wann and the Rams' Jessica Pellechio were both honored for their work last week on the hardcourt.

Wann was named the A-10 Player of the Week, and Pellechio was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office Monday.

Wann is the first Spider to receive the honor this season. Wann's off-the-bench efforts included averaging 17.0 points in a 2-0 week for the Spiders. Wann's line against Virginia Tech included 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals.

The Chesterfield, Va., native followed with a perfect performance at UNCG, registering 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting, with five rebounds and nine assists. Wann's nine assists was a career-high and the most by a Spider since 2009.

Richmond's four-game win streak is the team's longest since Feb. of last season. The 104 points scored by the Spiders in the victory over UNCG was the most by a Richmond team since 2004. Richmond has won six of its last seven games.

Pellechio led the 5-4 Rams to a pair of victories. She averaged a team-best 16.5 points to go along with 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in wins over UMBC and Coppin State.  She led all scorers with a game-high 20 points Wednesday against the Retrievers before adding 13 points, a career-high tying six rebounds, two assists and four steals at CSU.  Pellechio also hit three straight 3-pointers to fuel a big second half run Sunday against the Eagles.

The Annadale, N.J. native leads the A-10 and ranks second in the nation with 3.7 3-pointers per game.  She is also tied for seventh in scoring (14.6 ppg), tops among A-10 freshman, while leading all league rookies with 2.2 steals per game.  Pellechio is the only freshman to rank in the top 20 in the conference in scoring.

VCU, winners of three straight and five of its last six games, begins a season-long three-game home stand on Dec. 16 against East Carolina.  Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.

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