Written by: Michael Douglas
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2001


MEDFORD -- Tufts University sophomore center Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY/Briarcliff Manor) was named Co-Player of the Week by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) for her performance last weekend (Feb. 16-17). This is the second straight week she has earned NEWBA Player of the Week honors.

And earn them she did. Goodman scored a season-high 35 points - one point short of her career high - before fouling out with a minute remaining in Tufts' 65-61 come-from-behind victory over Wesleyan on Friday night(Feb. 16). She connected on a near-perfect 13 of 14 free throw attempts (92.9%) and also shot an impressive 61.1% from the field (11 of 18). She added six rebounds, two steals, and blocked two shots. In the Jumbos' 91-61 blasting of Connecticut College, Goodman scored 20 points and snagged eight rebounds (Feb. 17). She shot 56.3% from the floor (9 of 16) in that contest. For the week, she averaged 27.5 points per game while shooting 58.8 percent from the floor and 88.2 percent from the line.

Following their first-round New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament loss at second-seeded Colby, 65-54, on Tuesday night (Feb. 20), the Jumbos finished their season with a 14-9 record. For the second straight year, Goodman led the team in scoring (18.7 ppg). She also finished atop the team in rebounds (8.5 per game) and was a close second in free throw percentage (75/104, 72.1%). The Jumbos will look to build on their promising young core of talent as they prepare for the 2001-02 season.