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Erin Brown Tabbed America East Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
Erin Brown earned her second America East Rookie of the Week award this season.
Brown averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 69.6 percent from the field in two conference wins last week, and she was named America East Player of the Game in both contests.
Brown scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting against
Brown is the third-leading scorer for UMBC this year at 9.7 ppg, and she is the third-leading freshman scorer in the conference, as well as the top-rebounding rookie in the America East this season with 5.6 rpg. She also ranks second in the league with a .516 field goal percentage.
UMBC freshmen have won seven of 11 Rookie of the Week awards this season, and nine of the last 13 dating to last season. Katie Brooks (2), Michelle Kurowski (3) and Brown (1) combined to win six in a row between Weeks 2-7, while forward Meghan Colabella was selected in each of the last two weeks of the 2007-08 campaign.
The last time one team has dominated the Rookie of the Week award was in 2006-07 when
Brown and the Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 28, when they take on first-place