Ashton Honored as NEWBA Rookie of the Week for Camels

Ashton Honored as NEWBA Rookie of the Week for Camels

Ashton Honored as NEWBA Rookie of the Week

Hynes Named to NEWBA Weekly Honor Roll

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) has been honored as the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Week for Connecticut College. Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) has also been honored on the NEWBA Weekly Honor Roll.

Ashton garnered NEWBA Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 14 points, five rebounds and 1.5 assists in two starts in the back court for the Camels last week. Ashton netted 22 points with six rebounds and three assists in her first home start against Babson College on Sunday. She opened her week with six points and four boards in a 70-65 victory at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday.

Ashton is shooting 54 percent from the field to rank sixth in the NESCAC. She's connecting at a 56 percent clip from three-point range to rank third in the conference and is shooting 89 percent clip on the foul line to rank fifth in the NESCAC.

"We are excited that NEWBA recognized Sami for her performance this past week against two very strong opponents," Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson said.  "She has made an immediate impact on our roster on and off the floor and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

Hynes posted a pair of double-doubles, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Camels (3-1) last week. She erupted with 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 70-65 victory at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday, before adding 13 points and 10 boards in a 79-70 loss to Babson College on Sunday.  Hynes is second in NESCAC scoring and rebounding with an average of 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in her first four starts of the season for the Camels. 

"Mairead continues to provide our team with consistent production on both ends of the floor," Coach Wilson asserted.   "We expect her to have another big year for our program."

The Camels will travel to Central Massachusetts Wednesday to take on Worcester State University in a 7:00 p.m. game.