HADLEY, Mass. - A pair of record-setting seasons came to a close over the weekend, as Amherst and Tufts both saw their runs in the 2008 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament come to an end. The Jeffs, the 2008 NESCAC Womens Basketball Champions, finished the year with a program-best 27 victories, while the Jumbos earned a team-record 26 wins in 2007-08.
HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst and Tufts both picked up two wins during the first weekend of the 2008 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament. The Jeffs, the 2008 NESCAC Womens Basketball Champions, posted a 78-32 victory over Becker on Friday, followed by a 61-60 victory against fellow NESCAC squad Bowdoin on Saturday. Over in Newburgh, N.Y., Tufts picked up a pair of wins, defeating Wheaton 71-67 on Friday followed by host Mt. Saint Mary 54-38 on Saturday.
HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst senior guard Shaina Pollack (Great Neck, N.Y.) has been named NESCAC Player of the Week for March 3, 2008. Pollack helped the Jeffs win the 2008 NESCAC Womens Basketball Championship, the first NESCAC title in program history for Amherst by averaging 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the final rounds of the tournament.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin first year guard Katie Bergeron (Bradley, Maine) earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 25, 2008. Bergeron was the driving force behind the Polar Bears victory over Bates in the quarterfinals of the 2008 NESCAC Womens Basketball Championship this past weekend. Bergeron scored a career-high 24 points, going 7-for-11 from the field (.636) while tying the school record for three-pointers in a game with six.
HADLEY, Mass. - Tufts senior forward Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, Maine) earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 18, 2008. Ummah had a big weekend for the Jumbos against Bowdoin and Colby, averaging 18.5 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting an impressive 64.3 percent from the floor (18- for-28). During Fridays 83-56 win over Bowdoin, the first win for the Jumbos over the Polar Bears since December of 1994, Ummah had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
HADLEY, Mass. - Williams first year forward Taylor Shea (Allendale, N.J.) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 11, 2008. Shea averaged 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Ephs. Shea is third among conference rookies in scoring this season, averaging 11.5 points through 22 games.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin junior forward Jill Anelauskas (Medfield, Mass.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for Feb. 4, 2008. Anelauskas led the Polar Bears in scoring during a pair of key NESCAC victories over Trinity and Amherst last week, averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while hitting 52 percent (13-for-25) of her shots and 82 percent (9-for-11) of her free throws. Saturday afternoon, Anelauskas poured in a season-high 23 points to go along with a career-high 17 rebounds during a 72-61 victory over the Jeffs that pushed the Polar Bears into first place in the NESCAC standings.
HADLEY, Mass. - Wesleyan senior forward Lucy Sprung (Wilmington, Vt.) earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Jan. 28, 2008. Sprung recorded three double-doubles last week as she averaged 19.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while shooting 61 percent (25-for-41) from the floor and 89 percent (8-for-9) from the line during a 2-1 week for the Cardinals.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin sophomore forward Caitlin Hynes (Owl's Head, Maine) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Jan. 21, 2008. Hynes averaged 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds during a 3-0 week for the Polar Bears, shooting an impressive 60.7 percent (17-for-28) from the field and hitting all three of her three-point attempts while blocking six shots.
HADLEY, Mass. - Colby senior forward Katie McCabe (Watertown, Conn.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for Jan. 14, 2008. McCabe averaged 18.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists and steals during a 2-0 week for the Mules. During Wednesdays victory over Gordon, McCabe had 21 points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for her career.