Hot off two standout performances, senior forward Marie Benson earned Sun Belt Player of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday.

Benson had a 27-point effort against Grambling State University on Nov. 18 and followed that up with 16 points against Kansas State University to help UTA defeat the Big XII opponent and its first Power 5 opponent since 2006.

After her NCAA transfer waiver was approved, the Waco, Texas, native hit the ground running and debuted with a double-double against the University of North Texas on Nov. 15.

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