Austin Named Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Month Award Winner for December

KANSAS CITY, MO.--- Center Ruchelle Austin of the College of New Rochelle was named today as the recipient of the Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Month award for December. Austin, a senior nursing major from Brooklyn, NY, averaged 24.7 points, 21.3 rebounds, and two steals per game during December. She had a double-double in every game she played, including a 32-point, 23-rebound, four-blocks effort during a December 12 loss to Yeshiva, and a 27-point, 27-rebound, five-steal outing during a loss to Old Westbury three days later. Austin was named the PrestoSports/Metropolitan Basketball Writers' Association (MBWA) Player of the Week and the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference (HVWAC) Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 13. She currently leads Division III in rebounding.