Loryn Goodwin’s whirlwind journey to Oklahoma State is paying off.
The Cowgirl guard was named the espnW player of the week Monday after scoring 27 points in the Cowgirls’ 87-72 upset of No. 7 UCLA on Friday. Goodwin also had 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Oklahoma State is the fourth program Goodwin has been a part of, joining North Texas, Butler and UTSA. Twice, the coach she committed didn’t last long enough to coach her. She came to Stillwater, Okla., in pursuit of an education; as a graduate transfer, she was able to play immediately while working toward her master’s degree in entrepreneurship, she told espnW’s Mechelle Voepel.
The UCLA game was only one example of Goodwin being at her best against top competition. She had 29 points and 5 assists in a loss to then-No. 12 Tennessee. Goodwin then posted a double-double, scoring 36 points with 10 rebounds, in a losing effort against then-No. 3 Mississippi State.
Finally, Friday, her efforts ended in a victory. In many ways, that describes her journey to Stillwater, too.
Goodwin is averaging 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 4.3 steals this season, which will be her only as a Cowgirl. But she’s certainly making the most of it.
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