Thursday, March 3, 2005


MEDFORD -- As the Women's Basketball team played their way to a 14-10 record this winter, senior forward Allison Love (Duxbury, MA) earned herself a spot among the best players in the conference.  She has been recognized for her contributions with a selection to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Second Team.

This is the second straight year that Love has been named to the NESCAC Second Team. She led the team with 292 points, scoring 12.2 a game as well as averaging 5.7 rebounds per game in 24 starts. The 11th leading scorer in the league, she also finished ninth in field goal percentage (.455) among NESCAC players.

Love really turned it on towards the end of the regular season. She played a huge role in earning the team two of their three NESCAC wins.  In one weekend, Love was awarded Player of the Week honors for her performances in wins over Trinity and Amherst.  Against Trinity, she led the team with 20 points, going 10 for 15 from the field.  She also pulled down a team-high ten boards, including five on the offensive end.  Tufts came out on top 76-53 over the Bantams.  The next day she would put up a season-high 22 points against Amherst as the Jumbos won 76-67.  These two victories locked up a conference playoff berth for the team.

The 5'10" co-captain led the Jumbos with 14.1 points per game in nine NESCAC contests. She also contributed 16 points and eight rebounds to a victory over Connecticut College and scored 20 points in a loss to Williams.

Love has an important part in the rebuilding of the Jumbos under third-year coach Carla Berube. When she graduates this spring, with 888 points and 494 rebounds, she will leave behind some big shoes to fill.