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Swain named America East Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for fifth time this season

Freshman guard makes game-winning layup at Albany on Sunday

February 21, 2011

Swain named America East Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for fifth time this season

America East Release

VESTAL, N.Y.—For the fifth time this season, freshman guard Jasbriell Swain has been named the America East Conference Rookie of the Week. It marks the most times in a season that a BU women’s basketball player has received a weekly honor.

Swain made the game-winning shot against Albany with 59 seconds left to go on Sunday. With the Bearcats down 40-39 Swain missed a layup with a minute to go but got her own rebound and made the most of her second chance, putting the Bearcats up 41-40. It would be the final, and most decisive basket that either team would score. For the game, Swain finished with seven points, 14 rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal.

For the season, Swain currently sits in fifth place in the America East with 8.0 rebounds per game and ranks ninth with 1.7 steals per contest. In her last six games, she has averaged 11.7 rebounds per night and has reached double figures in rebounding five times during that stretch. In her rookie season, Swain has recorded 10 games of double-digit rebounds and has tallied six double-doubles in the process.

Having also been named the conference’s top rookie on Nov. 15, Nov. 22 Dec. 20 and Feb. 7, Swain surpasses teammate Andrea Holmes, who was named the America East Rookie of the Week for times during the 2008-09 campaign. At the conclusion of that season, Holmes was named the America East Rookie of the Year.

Binghamton (17-10, 10-4 AE) hosts Boston University on Wednesday in its regular season home finale at 7 p.m. The Bearcats head into the game ranked No. 20 on the NCAA Division I level in scoring defense (54.4 ppg.) and field goal percentage defense (.351).

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