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Fagbenle Named Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week

Fagbenle has earned four weekly awards from the conference including her first career play of the week nod (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Temi Fagbenle added more hardware to her growing collection on Monday as she was named both the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week.

Fagbenle recorded her second double-double of the year with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds last Monday at Boston University. Her 14 rebounds were the highest total for a member of the Crimson since Emma Markley ’11 grabbed 15 versus Northeastern on Dec. 9, 2009, and were the most for a Crimson rookie since Hana Paljto’s ’04 15-rebound performance against New Hampshire on Nov. 28, 2000. Fagbenle was 5-of-13 from the floor against the Terriers, 4-of-6 at the line and added two blocks, one steal and one assist.

The forward has now earned four weekly awards from the conference, having been named player of the week once and rookie of the week on three occasions. She currently ranks second in the Ancient Eight in shooting percentage (52.6%), fifth in blocked shots (1.1 bpg), sixth in rebounding (6.4 rpg) and is 10th in scoring (10.9 ppg). Fagbenle is also the first individual to have earned both player and rookie of the week honors in the same week since Penn’s Alyssa Baron did so twice during the 2010-11 season.

Harvard has picked up at least one Ivy League award in each of the season’s first six weeks and has earned seven of the 12 honors possible. Victoria Lippert was recognized as the conference’s player of the week on Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 while Christine Clark received player of the week plaudits Nov. 26. Additionally, Harvard is the first school to open the season with six-straight weekly awards since Dartmouth began the 2003-04 campaign with seven straight.

The Crimson will return to action after the holiday break at the San Diego Surf ’N Slam Dec. 28-30.

2012-13 Ivy League Honors
Nov. 12Temi Fagbenle, ROW
Nov. 19 – Victoria Lippert, POW
Nov. 26 – Christine Clark, POW
Dec. 3 – Victoria Lippert, POW
Dec. 10 – Temi Fagbenle, ROW
Dec. 17 – Temi Fagbenle, POW & ROW