Named Ivy League Player Of The Week and Madness Ivy League Women's Basketball Player of the Week
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - Following a pair of outstanding performances in Yale's 2-0 week, Sarah Halejian picked up two weekly honors on Monday. She was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for the third time this season and she was also named the "Madness Ivy League Women's Basketball Player of the Week" by College Sports Madness.
Halejian averaged 22.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals in the Bulldogs' two victories. In Friday's 60-52 win over Cornell, she scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. She scored seven points during a 10-2 run for Yale that put the home side ahead 52-41 with 3:02 to play after the Big Red had closed to within three points.
In Saturday's win over Columbia, Halejian posted her sixth 20-point game of the season after pouring in 26 points. Halejian scored six points to close an 8-0 run at the end of the first half that gave the Bulldogs a 37-34 halftime lead. She then scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the second half to help Yale preserve the victory.
The Ivy League Player of the Week award is the fourth of her career and her 10th weekly league award overall after earning six Rookie of the Week awards in 2010-11.
Halejian currently ranks third in the Ivy League in scoring (16.0), second in assists (3.5) and is the league leader with 2.3 steals per game.
Yale hosts Princeton on Friday night at 7 p.m. in John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Report filed by Jeff Mead, Yale Sports Publicity