Fagbenle Earns Record 10th Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honor
Fagbenle has earned 12 weekly awards, including a record 10 rookie of the week nods (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Temi Fagbenle has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the 10th time this season, tying the record for most awards won in a single season.
Fagbenle is now on par with Diana Caramanico '01 from Penn and Elisa Morrison '07 from Dartmouth as having been named the Ancient Eight's rookie of the week more times than anyone else in the conference's history. The London, England native has also been named player of the week twice this year, helping Harvard to set a new Ivy League standard with 18 weekly awards won this season. Christine Clark earned four player of the week honors while Victoria Lippert garnered the award twice.
Fagbenle helped the Crimson clinch its second straight WNIT berth this weekend with wins at Columbia and Cornell. The sophomore turned in a double-double in both victories, first with a 14-point, 12-rebound effort against the Lions on Friday. She added 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Big Red on Saturday, and finished the week shooting 63.2 percent from the field.
Fagbenle has recorded seven double-doubles this season, the most by a member of the Crimson since Emma Markley '11 posted seven during the 2009-10 season. Fagbenle currently ranks first in the conference in field goal percentage (57.8), third in rebounding (7.9) and is eighth in scoring (12.7). She has led Harvard in rebounding 17 times this season, including nine games in which she has grabbed 10-plus boards.
Harvard will conclude its regular season tomorrow as it hosts Columbia at 6 p.m. in Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson currently boasts the nation's eighth-longest home winning streak and is looking to finish the year unbeaten at home for the first time since 1997-98.
2012-13 Ivy League Honors
Nov. 12 – Temi 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
Dec. 31 – Temi Fagbenle, POW & ROW
Jan. 7 – Christine Clark, POW & Temi Fagbenle, ROW
Jan. 14 – Christine Clark, POW
Jan. 28 – Temi Fagbenle, ROW
Feb. 4 – Temi Fagbenle, ROW
Feb. 25 – Temi Fagbenle, ROW
March 4 - Christine Clark, POW & Temi Fagbenle, ROW
March 11 – Temi Fagbenle, ROW