OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The College of New Rochelle junior forward Jah-Leah Ellis (Harlem, N.Y.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents women's basketball Player of the Week. Ellis had a memorable week for The College of New Rochelle, averaging 17.0 points, 19.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in helping lead the Blue Angels to a perfect 4-0 week, including two victories in the HVIAC Tournament that secured the first conference tournament championship for CNR. For her efforts, Ellis earned the Tournament MVP award. Her four double-doubles on the week upped her total to 19, which ranks her among the national leaders. After posting 18 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks in the win over Yeshiva that clinched a spot in the HVIAC Tournament, she tallied 18 points, 22 rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Blue Angels defeated conference rival St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) for the first time since 2000, a stretch of 16 consecutive games. Matching up against defending USCAA National Champion Albany Pharmacy in the HVIAC semifinals, Ellis helped CNR defeat the Panthers for the first time in school history, scoring 20 points while pulling down 25 caroms and adding six assists. In the championship game, the Blue Angels defeated St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) for the second time in four days, scoring 12 points while adding 10 rebounds.
Ellis anointed Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week
Feb 18, 2014