North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 1-23-12

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming for the period ending January 22, 2012.


Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding all-around effort for the Gallaudet University Bison.  In two conference contests last week, the senior guard posted averages of 15 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals per game while shooting 57 percent (12-for-21) from the field and 75 percent (6-for-8) from the free-throw line.  Tatum tallied 12 points, a game- and career-high 17 rebounds and a game-high five assists in a last-second 70-69 loss to Penn State Harrisburg Wednesday, and then went on to help the Bison rebound with an 87-67 victory over SUNY Cobleskill yesterday with a team-high 18 points, eight rebounds and game highs of five assists and four steals in 29 minutes of action.

 

Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) has earned her second straight selection as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after another set of dominating performances for the Wells College Express.  The sophomore forward registered two-game averages of 19 points, 20.5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 84 percent (16-for-19) from the free throw line during a pair of NEAC contests last week.  Roser finished with game highs of 23 rebounds and three steals to go along with team highs of 16 points and two blocks in a 68-51 setback to Keuka College Wednesday before leading the Express to a 67-42 victory over Penn State Abington Sunday with game highs of 22 points and 18 rebounds.  Roser currently leads the NEAC in rebounds at 15.7 boards per game and is tied for second in scoring at 18.9 points per game.

 

 

James McGowan (Palm Coast, Fla.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week for his strong performance for the Gallaudet University Bison.  The 5-foot-7 senior had a great day in the pool during Gallaudet’s Senior Day in the team’s final home meet of the season Saturday, as he was a part of the 200-yard medley relay team that posted a first place finish in a school-record time of 1:48.37, which broke the former mark set in the 2008 season that McGowan was also a part of as a freshman.  He also grabbed second place finishes in both the 50-yard freestyle (0:23.63) and the 100-yard freestyle (0:52.59) during the dual against Hood College, which won the event 113-92.

 

 

Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Student-Athlete of the Week after her record breaking performance for the Gallaudet University Bison.  The 5-foot-4 freshman made her debut for the Bison during Saturday’s dual against Hood College and immediately made her presence known, taking first place in the 100-yard IM with a school-record time of 1:04.69, while also winning both the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.63) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.01).  Hood narrowly escaped with a 104-99 victory.

 

 

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Morrisville State College sophomore forward Mickey Davis (Jamesville, N.Y.) scored the game-winning layup and finished with a team-high 20 points in an 81-80 victory over conference foe SUNY Cobleskill Tuesday.  Davis, the NEAC’s top scorer at 19.1 points per game, finished with a three-game average of 22.7 points per game in a 2-1 week for the Mustangs … Penn State Harrisburg senior forward Kenton Alston (Harrisburg, Pa.) averaged 19.5 points in two conference victories to keep the Nittany Lions undefeated in NEAC play … Wells College senior forward Terry Harrison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with game highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds in the Express’ 79-67 victory over Penn State Abington yesterday to cap off a 2-0 conference week for Wells … Penn State Berks junior guard Dontez Reid (Gettysburg, Pa.) matched a career-high with 24 points in an 82-65 win over Cazenovia College yesterday … College of Saint Elizabeth senior forward Sabrina Jarmolinski (Lakewood, N.J.) posted two-game averages of 25.5 points and 12 rebounds per game in two conference victories for the Screaming Eagles … Morrisville State College sophomore forward Nijah Townsend (Bronx, N.Y.) averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds in two conference wins for the Mustangs … Penn State Harrisburg junior guard Stephanie Yetter (Thompsontown, Pa.) tallied team highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-39 victory over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday to help the Nittany Lions go 2-0 in conference play and remain atop the South Division.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis.