Halejian Collects Ivy League Co-Player Of The Week Honor

Sarah Halejian. (photo by Sam Rubin 95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Sarah Halejian. (photo by Sam Rubin 95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Earns Weekly Award For Second Time This Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - For the second time this season Sarah Halejian was recognized for her performance by being named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week it was announced by the league office.

Halejian had an outstanding game against Georgetown on Dec. 10 when she scored a season- and team-high 27 points in a one-point loss to the Hoyas. She shot 11-of-20 from the floor and was 3-of-6 from three-point range. She scored 17 of her points after halftime on 7-of-12 shooting en route to her third 20-point outing of the season.

The 27 points is tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in Yale history, while her 11 field goals is tied for fourth. The 20 field goal attempts is tied for third in Yale's single-game records.

Halejian's honor is the third Player of the Week award in her career and second of the season (Dec. 2). She was also a six-time Rookie of the Week honoree in 2011-12. Halejian shared the weekly award with Princeton's Blake Dietrick.

The junior guard currently leads the Bulldogs and among Ivy League leaders she ranks first in assists (3.3 apg), second in steals (2.3 spg) and sixth in scoring (15.5 ppg).

The Bulldogs are back in action at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Thursday, Dec. 19, against Saint Peter's at 6 p.m.

Report filed by Jeff Mead, Yale Sports Publicity