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Katie Brooks Named America East Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
Katie Brooks averaged 17.7 ppg and shot 54.5 percent from the floor in three games en route to America East Rookie of the Week honors.
Brooks started the week with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with five rebounds and a game-high five assists in UMBC’s 89-60 victory over George Mason on Wednesday.
Two days later, she scored a career-high 28 points in just 28 minutes while adding two assists, three steals and a team-high seven rebounds in the Retrievers’ 88-73 win over
Finally, Brooks tallied 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go along with three assists, two rebounds, a block and a steal in the championship game against Seton Hall and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
For the week, Brooks shot a team-best 54.5 percent (18-for-33) from the floor, and her 10 assists and 14 rebounds were tied for team highs, while her 17.7 ppg and five steals were the second-best marks on the team.
Brooks is averaging 13.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season while shooting a team-best 46.2 percent from the floor.
UMBC freshmen have won three of the last four America East Rookie of the Week awards dating to last season, as forward Meghan Colabella garnered the honor in each of the last two weeks of the 2007-08 campaign.
Brooks and the Retrievers (2-2) return to action this weekend when they head to