WATERVILLE, Maine – For the second time this season, Castleton University first-year forward Emilee Bose has been named the North Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
Thursday against Norwich, Bose shot 4-of-8 from the field for eight points, plus she pulled down a season-high and game-high nine rebounds. She contributed to Saturday's conference-clinching victory over Green Mountain with four points, five rebounds, and one assist.
Appearing in 24 games so far this season, Bose has played an average of 14.5 minutes per game, scoring 6.9 points per contest, the fourth-highest scoring average on the team. She is also tied for second on the squad in rebounding average with 4.7 boards per game, including nine games with six or more rebounds.
Bose was previously named NAC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 29 after averaging 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game during the Spartans' weekend road trip to Husson and Maine Maritime. She is now tied with teammate Brooke Raiche with two weekly awards this season, behind only McKenna Brodeur of Maine-Farmington with four weekly rookie honors in 2017-18.
Castleton, 21-4 overall, won the NAC regular season title with a 16-2 league mark and will host the semifinals and finals of the NAC Women's Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24. The Spartans will face the winner of Tuesday's quarterfinal game between Lyndon and Maine Maritime in the first semifinal Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at Glenbrook Gym.