WATERVILLE, Maine – After helping the Castleton University women's basketball team extend its winning streak to eight games, freshman guard Alexis Quenneville has been named the North Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
Quenneville averaged 16 points per game as the Spartans defeated Lyndon State and Johnson State to close out the regular season. She shot 57.9 percent (11-for-19) from the field, including 60 percent (9-for-15) from behind the three-point line, as her scoring average for the season increased by one point from 3.7 to 4.7 points per game.
Last Thursday night at Lyndon State, Quenneville hit six three-pointers, tied for the most by a Castleton player in a single game this season, for a career-high 18 points. Three of those three-pointers came in the first quarter as the Spartans jumped out to a 22-10 lead on their way to defeating the Hornets, 80-62.
Saturday against Johnson State, Quenneville came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of her team-high 14 points in the final 10 minutes as the Spartans outscored the Badgers 24-11 during their 61-44 victory. It was the first time Quenneville had led the team in scoring in a game this season.
Appearing in all 25 games for the Spartans so far this season, including two starts, Quenneville is now averaging 16.5 minutes, 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. She has scored in double figures five times this year, all within the last eight games as she is averaging 9.3 points per game during Castleton's winning streak.
This is the first conference weekly award in Quenneville's collegiate career, the third straight week in which a Castleton player has received a weekly honor, and the fourth award for a Spartan this season.
Castleton, finishing second in the NAC with a 15-3 league mark as part of a 17-8 overall record, heads to Bangor, Maine, for the semifinals and finals of the NAC Tournament to be hosted by Husson University. The Spartans will face the winner of the quarterfinal game between New England College and Johnson State in the second semifinal Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m.