Dec. 29, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - On the heels of her best game in a Yale uniform, a 12-point, eight-rebound effort at the University of California, Irvine on Sunday afternoon, freshman forward Michelle Cashen has been selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, as announced this afternoon by the league office.
Playing in the 10th game of her collegiate career, Cashen's 12 points and eight rebounds in the 75-66 win at UC Irvine both marked career highs. The Belle Harbor, N.Y. native, who tallied eight of her 12 points in the second half, shot 6-for-9 (66.7%) from the floor and also recorded a blocked shot in her 22 minutes of action.
On the season, Cashen is averaging 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.8 minutes of work for the Bulldogs, who improved to 5-5 with yesterday's road victory.
Cashen and the Bulldogs will close out 2008 on Sunday, Dec. 30 with non-conference game at the University of California, Riverside on Dec. 28 and 30. Yale kicks off 2009 with a four-game homestand against St. Bonaventure (Jan. 4), New Jersey Institute of Technology (Jan. 9), Bryant (Jan. 13) and the Ivy League opener against Brown (Jan. 16).
report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity