Robertson Named NESCAC Player of the Week

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Megan Robertson '15 is the third Amherst player
to earn Player of the Week honors this season.

Contact: Justin Long

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College first-year Megan Robertson has been named the NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for averaging a double-double during a 2-0 weekend that helped the Lord Jeffs finish the regular season at 24-0.

Robertson averaged 18.5 points, 13.5 rebounds (7.5 offensive) and 4.0 blocks in only 21.0 minutes per game off the bench, all while shooting 16-of-23 (.696) from the floor and 5-of-6 (.833) from the line. She is the third Lord Jeff to be named NESCAC Player of the Week this season.

The first-year forward helped Amherst build a 42-22 halftime lead against Williams by recording 11 points and 11 rebounds (5 offensive) before the break, leading the charge as the Jeffs held a 34-14 rebounding edge in the first 20 minutes. She finished with 21 points and a career-high 17 boards, while her three blocks helped hold the Ephs to 28.1 percent shooting.

The next day Robertson posted her fifth double-double of the season (16 points, 10 rebounds) despite playing only 17 minutes, while her career-high five blocks helped hold Middlebury to 31.6 percent shooting.

Robertson is making a strong case for NESCAC Rookie of the Year as one of the best post players in the league. She leads the conference in offensive rebounds per game (3.96), also ranking second in field goal percentage (.551), fourth in rebounding (7.9 rpg), fifth in blocks (1.25 bpg) and 13th in scoring (11.4 ppg).

The Lord Jeffs will begin their quest for a third consecutive conference title when they host Trinity College this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinals. Robertson had seven points and 11 rebounds during Amherst’s 66-44 win over the Bantams during the regular season.