February 6, 2012

Wooding, Jacobs sweep CACC women’s basketball weekly awards

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Center Christine Wooding and guard Najah Jacobs were selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball player and rookie of the week, respectively, by the conference office on Monday.

This is the first time during the 2011-12 season  that a CACC school has taken home both awards in the same week. Wooding earned the player of the week award for a CACC-record fifth time

Wooding averaged 30 points and 18 rebounds to help the Lady Rams go 2-0 last week. Against Wilmington (Del.) on Tuesday, Wooding netted a career-high 33 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out five assists. She followed that up with 27 points and a career-best 19 rebounds in a win over Concordia (N.Y.) on Saturday. Wooding shot 58.6 percent (17-of-290) from the field and 76.5 percent (26-of-34) at the line in the two contests.

Wooding moved up to fourth in Philadelphia University women's basketball history in career blocks (151), 13th in career rebounds (675) and 19th in career points (1,170).

Jacobs came through with 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds during the two games. Against Wilmington, Jacobs had 10 points, three rebounds and three steals. She contributed 11 points, six rebounds and four assists in the win over Concordia. Jacobs shot 9-of-10 at the free throw line against the Clippers.

Jacobs is averaging 7.9 points and 2.2 rebounds this season.

Philadelphia (17-5, 11-2 CACC) welcomes Chestnut Hill to the Gallagher Center for a CACC contest Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

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