Canisius College women's basketball freshman Courtney VandeBovenkamp (Amherstburg, Ontario) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. VandeBovenkamp is the fourth Golden Griffin to receive the honor in seven weeks this season.
Prior to this season, Canisius never had more than two freshmen receive the weekly honor in the same season. Also, the four Griffs to win the award set a new MAAC record. The previous record was three, most recently accomplished by Manhattan and Fairfield in 2004-05.
VandeBovenkamp led Canisius with 19 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes at Bowling Green on Monday. The 6-foot-1 forward set a career high in scoring against the Falcons, going 5-for-6 from the floor and 9-for-9 from the free-throw line. VandeBovenkamp recorded six or more rebounds for the fourth time and also didn't commit a turnover for the first time this season.
Other Canisius freshmen to be named MAAC Rookie of The Week this season are Jen Morabito (Dec. 20), Jamie Ruttle (Dec. 6 and Nov. 29) and Jen Lennox (Nov. 22.).
Canisius (3-7) starts a three-game homestand on Tuesday, when the Golden Griffins host Maryland Eastern Shore. Game time at the Koessler Athletic Center is set for 7 p.m.