Teams: Women's Basketball: Press
Monday, February 19, 2007
JASINSKI IS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL'S FOURTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK
� For the fourth time this season, a Tufts University women's
basketball player has been named the New England Small College
Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week. This time it's
senior co-captain Laura Jasinski (Leverett, MA/Amherst) for
her performance in the team's 65-50 victory over Middlebury College
in the first round of the conference tournament on Saturday.
She scored 17 points on 7 for 10 shooting, along with grabbing nine
rebounds and four steals to lead the Jumbos over the Panthers. Her
five points during a 7-0 run in the second half expanded a 42-38
Tufts lead to 11 points (49-38) with 10:10 remaining, giving the
hosts a cushion down the stretch. The 17 points are a season high
for the six-foot forward.
The victory was the first in six NESCAC Tournament appearances for
Tufts, who are seeded second in this year's tournament. They will
travel to top seed Bowdoin College for a semi-final game against #3
seed Bates College on Saturday (Feb. 24) at 4:00 pm. The Jumbos are
17-7 overall, and finished the NESCAC season in second place with an
"Laura is a leader for us on and off the court," head coach Carla
Berube said. "It's not surprising that she stepped up like that for
us in an important game. We're happy as a coaching staff for her to
receive this honor as she nears the end of her career. She's meant a
lot to our success this season."
Fourth on the Jumbos with 7.2 points per game this season, she is
11th in the conference with 6.6 rebounds per game. Her 159 rebounds
this season are a career high and give her 439 for her career, 17th
all-time on the Tufts list.
Tufts has now earned four of the 12 conference player of the week
awards presented during the 2006-07 season. Senior guard Valerie
Krah (Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes) was selected on
February 5, and junior forward Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME/Waynflete
School) was a double-winner on December 11 and on January 15.