NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week Selection For 01/11/10

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announces student-athlete of the week selections for the week ending Sunday, January 10, 2010 in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball.

DAVID GOLEMBIOWSKI (Barneveld, NY) was selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. Golembiowski, a forward for the SUNY Institute of Technology, was selected for his two great performances in a 1-1 week. The junior started the week by registering 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 assists in a win over conference opponent, Keuka College. The 6’7” Golembiowski followed that with an even more impressive performance, 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals in a last-second defeat to Wells College. For the week, Golembiowski had 49 points (24.5/game), 15 rebounds (7.5/game), 4 blocks (2/game), 3 steals (1.5/game), shot 6-16 (.375) from beyond the three-point line, shot 9-11 (.818) from the free-throw line, and 17-for-35 (.486) from the field. Golembiowski leads his Wildcats in several categories, including points (21/game), rebounds (9.9/game), blocks (2.8/game), free-throw percentage (.830), and field-goal percentage (.480).

TAYLOR TOPPING (Bronx, NY) was selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. Despite going 0-2 on the week, Topping had a strong week for the SUNY Institute of Technology Wildcats. The 5’5” guard had a team-high 20 points along with 15 rebounds and 4 steals against Connecticut College in the ECAC Holiday Festival in Florida. The junior followed that up with game-highs of 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 steals in a narrow defeat against NEAC rival, Keuka College. For the week, Topping had 37 points (18.5/game), 28 rebounds (14/game), 8 steals (4/game), 3 assists, 1 block, was 7-for-12 from the free throw line and 15-for-30 from the field (.500 shooting percentage). Topping leads the Wildcats in points (13.4/game), rebounds (10.6/game), steals (3/game), and shooting percentage (.476).