Patriot League Announces Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Bucknell's Shelby Romine was named Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the fifth time Monday.
Bucknell's Shelby Romine was named Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the fifth time Monday.

Jan. 10, 2011

Center Valley, Pa. - Strong performances over the last seven days helped Army senior forward Erin Anthony and Bucknell freshman guard Shelby Romine earn Patriot League Anaconda weekly awards, it was announced by the League office Monday afternoon. Anthony was named Player of the Week for the third time this season and 11th overall, while Romine garners the Rookie of the Week nod for the third straight Monday and fifth time this season.

Patriot League Weekly Awards (1.3-1.9)

Anaconda Player of the Week

ERIN ANTHONY, ARMY Sr., F, Allentown, Pa.
3 games, 17.7 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.7 bpg, 51.2 FG%, 73.3 FT%

Anthony posted three strong performances for the Black Knights, all wins. She started the week with a 19-point, eight-rebound performance in a 66-55 win over Bryant, then netted a double-double of 13 points and 11 boards in Army's 54-40 League play-opening victory at Colgate. In Sunday's 63-56 triumph over Yale, she tallied her best statistical effort of the week with 21 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks. Anthony has 171 career rejections, four shy of the Army school record that has stood since 1985, and three away from seventh place on the Patriot League's all-time list. For the week, Anthony averaged 17.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.2 percent (21 of 41) from the field and 73.3 percent (11 of 15) from the free throw line.

Anaconda Rookie of the Week

SHELBY ROMINE, BUCKNELL Fr., G, Centreville, Pa.
1 game, 20.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 44.4 FG%, 50.0 3FG%

It's Romine's third consecutive Anaconda Rookie of the Week award, making her the first to accomplish that feat of consistency since Colgate's Patricia Oakes in January 2009 and the first from Bucknell since Lindsey Hollobaugh in 2003-04. She played one game last week, scoring 20 points, dishing out two assists, grabbing two rebounds and collecting one steal in the Bison's 62-56 loss Saturday night to Navy. Romine hit on 8-of-18 shooting (44.4 percent) from the field and 4 of 8 from behind the 3-point line while playing all 40 minutes. It was her second straight 20-point game and her League-leading fifth of the season. With five Rookie of the Week nods on the year, Romine is three shy of tying Hollobaugh's record of eight. Romine continues to lead the Patriot League in scoring at 15.6 points per game.


LIZ LEER, AMERICAN Sr., F, Glenside, Pa.
Leer scored 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots as American snapped Lehigh's nine-game winning streak in Saturday's 64-51 win in Bethlehem. She hit on 9 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers, while going a perfect 4 of 4 from the free throw line. It was the Eagles' ninth consecutive win, and Leer is averaging 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game during the streak. American's victory Saturday also broke the Mountain Hawks' 18-game home winning streak against Patriot League opponents.

Fremeau was one shy of her career high with 19 points as the Crusaders' snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 72-67 win at Lafayette Saturday afternoon. The senior averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games last week, including a 13-point showing at Massachusetts. Fremeau ran her streak of double-digit scoring games to six, and she has now tallied at least 10 points in 12 outings this season.

JADE GEIF, NAVY Fr., F, Lakeview, Minn.
Geif averaged 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game as Navy collected a 2-0 week with victories over Howard and Bucknell. The freshman from Lakeview, Minn. Led Navy in scoring, rebounds and field goal percentage last week, hitting on 52.9 percent of her attempts from the floor. Geif is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest over Navy's last four games, with the team garnering a 3-1 mark over that span.

More information on this weekend's games and previews of Wednesday's contests will be in Tuesday's release.