GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming & diving for the period ending January 20, 2013.
Kristin King (Denville, N.J.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding week for the College of Saint Elizabeth Screaming Eagles. King, a senior, was a part of five first-place finishes across two meets for the Screaming Eagles, which included a split with conference foes Cazenovia College and Gallaudet University during a NEAC tri-match Saturday, as well as a 54-36 win over New Rochelle Sunday. In Saturday’s tri-match, King took first place individually in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.29) while also being a part of the first-place winning relay teams in the 400-yard medley relay (4:41.19) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:12.13). She followed that up with two more top individual finishes in Sunday’s victory, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 13:00 and the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:10.69.
EJ Taylor (Tampa Bay, Fla.) and Mike Marvin (Horsham, Pa.) have both been named the NEAC Men’s Basketball Co-Student-Athletes of the Week after each put together a tremendous pair of individual performances last week.
Taylor, a junior for the Wells College Express, averaged 25.5 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a pair of conference contests last week. He started the week on fire, hitting a program-record nine 3-pointers while finishing with a career-high 36 points in addition to game highs of six assists and four steals in an 83-65 victory over Keuka College Wednesday. In addition to his record-setting mark on 3-pointers, in which we went 9-for-13 from long range, Taylor’s point total was also the second-highest single-game mark in program history and missed the top mark by just two points. Taylor continued his strong play to close the week, finishing with team highs of 15 points and two assists to go along with five boards in a last-second 72-71 loss to Penn State Abington Saturday. Taylor currently leads Wells in both points (15.8) and steals (1.3) per game.
Marvin, a sophomore for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, finished the week with two-game averages of 19 points, 16.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1 block while shooting 65 percent (17-for-26) from the field. The 6-foot-5 forward opened the week with a team-best 20 points and a game-high 12 boards in a 97-81 setback to Penn State Berks, before literally helping the Nittany Lions rebound with a program-record 21 boards to go along with 18 points and game highs of four assists and two blocks in Saturday’s thrilling victory over Wells mentioned above. The two double-doubles gave Marvin 13 on the year, which currently ranks as tied for the most across all of NCAA Division III play. Marvin also leads the NEAC in both points (19.0) and rebounds (13.2) per game, while ranking third nationally in the latter category as of this past Thursday.
Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after an outstanding week for theWells College Express. The junior guard led the Express to a 2-1 record during conference play last week with averages of 21.7 points, 17 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal per game. Roser opened the week with game highs of 16 points and 12 rebounds and a team-best three blocks in a 73-56 setback to Keuka College last Wednesday, before exploding for two monster double-doubles over the weekend to lead the Express to a pair of victories. Roser posted game highs of 26 points and 21 rebounds in addition to team highs of five assists, three steals and two blocks in a 79-69 win over Penn State Abington Saturday before closing the week with game highs of 23 points and 18 boards in a 73-56 victory over Wilson Sunday. The three double-doubles on the week gave Roser 13 for the season – which is tied for the second-most in all of NCAA Division III play – and 50 for her career. She currently leads the NEAC in both points (19.7) and rebounds (15.9) per game, while also being second in the nation in the latter category as of this past Thursday. The Express are now off to their best start in conference play in program history at 6-2 in the NEAC.
Patrick Munroe (Williamsville, N.Y.) has been chosen as NEAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Student-Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row after another outstanding set of performances for the Wells College Express. Munroe, a freshman, compiled four first-place finishes through two meets for the Express. In a 56-31 win over Alfred State Wednesday, Munroe won both the 400-yard individual medley (5:00.43) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:38.60), with the former being the second-best time in program history for that event and the latter being a personal-best time in that event for Munroe. He also helped Wells take first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a finish time of 3:43.38. In Saturday’s meet against Pittsburgh-Bradford, Munroe continued his recent dominance with a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly after touching the wall at 1:03.08. He just missed another first place finish during that meet as well, as he and his fellow 200-yard medley relay team came in second place by three seconds.