UCF sophomore Zykira Lewis was selected as the American Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday.

Lewis, who was once recognized as the Rookie of the Week in 2013, is the first Knight to garner the recognition since UCF joined the league last year.

The Bartow, Fla., was bestowed the honor after her unstoppable performance in the Knights’ season-opening win over FAU on Friday. She set a new conference record for points in a game (41), topping UConn’s Breanna Stewart’s standard of 37 points. Her outing also stood out among UCF’s all-time best performances in a series of categories:

  • Tied for second among best scoring outputs (41)
  • Tied the record for 3-pointers in a game (8)
  • Tied for second among best 3-point field goal percentage performances (8-of-10)
  • Tied for eighth for most field goals made in a game (14)
  • In addition to her recognition from the conference, Lewis was also singled out as College Sports Madness’ AAC Player of the Week.