Wells College Senior Ashley Roser Breaks NEAC All-Time Career Points Record

Wells College Senior Ashley Roser Breaks NEAC All-Time Career Points Record

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Wells College senior Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) set the all-time North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women’s basketball career scoring record this past week, netting a game-high 17 points during a 77-49 conference victory over the Wilson College Phoenix Saturday to amass more career points than any player in league history.

After scoring a team-high 21 points to go along with 14 rebounds in a 72-64 win over SUNY Cobleskill last Tuesday, Roser entered Saturday’s game needing just eight points to eclipse the previous career scoring record set by Cazenovia College’s Colleen Clarke, who scored 1,910 points in 104 career games from 2006 to 2010.  She would quickly tie Clarke’s total after accumulating seven points within the first 15 minutes of the first half, before then going on to set the new record on a jump shot with 2:45 left before halftime.

Roser, who earned NEAC Player of the Week honors after her accomplishment, now boasts 1,920 career points across 91 career games with the Express and has five more regular season contests to breach the 2,000-point plateau, beginning with this Friday’s tilt against NEAC rival Penn State Berks.

Falling one rebound short of a double-double versus the Phoenix after hauling in a team-best nine boards, Roser currently boasts 76 career double-doubles and ranks fourth all-time in NCAA Division III history in that category. The current active national leader for double-doubles in her division, Roser also has 57 double-doubles in her career against NEAC opponents.

A four-year captain who made her Wells debut in 2010-11 during the first year of modern era basketball in Aurora, Roser was selected as the 2012-13 NEAC Player of the Year following a stellar junior campaign where she was the conference scoring leader (21.2) while also leading the nation in rebounds per game (16.7). She remains one of only two players in Wells College history (Juan Paulino, men's basketball) to have earned a national statistical championship.

Prior to last week’s slate of games, Roser ranked first across all active NCAA Division III women's basketball players in career point scoring (1,903), scoring average (21.1), total rebounds (1,300), field goals made (667) and free throw attempts (758). She ranked second in field goal attempts (1,510) and free throws made (550). Nationally, Roser placed third in rebounding average (14.4) and is fifth in the nation in career blocked shots (238).

As a team, the Express also set a program record with their fifth-straight victory, improving to 13-7 overall and to 8-3 within league play.

*Release and photo courtesy of Griffin Spencer, Wells College sports information director

The North Eastern Athletic Conference has twelve 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, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Bryn Athyn College and Pennsylvania College of the Technology will both join the conference as full members in 2014-15.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Penn State Altoona (M Volleyball) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf & M Tennis).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men’s and women’s tennis.