Boston, Mass.— Junior Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and freshman Kayla Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) were named America East Player and Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Both played a vital part in the Retrievers snapping a five-game losing streak in a 73-68 win at Morgan State on Thursday.
Oliver led the Retrievers with 25 points adding six rebounds on 9-16 shooting. She went 5-5 from the line dishing out two assists.
Jackson had a career night with 16 points and a team high nine rebounds. The New York native went 8-10 from the floor, grabbing six offensive rebounds.
UMBC will be back in action after the holidays against Maryland Eastern Shore on Monday, Dec. 31. Tip-off at the UMBC Event Center is at 3 p.m. on ESPN+