North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for 2/8/10

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announces student-athlete of the week selections for the week ending Sunday, February 7, 2010 in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball.

STEVE JONES (Harrisburg, PA) was selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. Jones, a 6’0” freshman guard for the Penn State University – Harrisburg Nittany Lions, led his team to a 1-0 week. In their only contest, a 92-78 win over Lancaster Bible College, Jones tallied 27 points, 10 steals, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3-for-3 from the foul line, and a .545 shooting percentage. Jones recorded a double-double this week while setting a school record 10 steals which also would be the most by any player this season in NCAA DIII play. Jones receives this award for the second time this season.

TARA FIELDS (Berryville, VA) was selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. In the only game of the week, Fields, a freshman forward for the Wilson College Phoenix, finished with 32 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1-for-1 from 3-point range, 11-for-12 from the charity stripe (.917 percentage from the free throw line), and a .625 shooting percentage. Despites the team’s 54-85 loss, Fields had a huge percentage of the total points with her strong performance while continuing to lead her team in scoring, averaging 17.4 points per game.