Retas receives Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – St. Joseph's College (N.Y.) sophomore forward Samantha Retas (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has been named the Association of Division III Independents women's basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. Retas recorded her seventh and eighth double-double on the year, a category in which she is ranked No. 6 in Div. III, and averaged 27.0 points, 16.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks as the Lady Bears went 1-1 last week. She opened the week with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocks in a win over Purchase and followed it up with 23 points and 18 rebounds in a 76-71 loss to Albertus Magnus. Retas shot 50% from the floor on the week (21-of-42) and has scored 20 or more points in six out of the last seven games.