Retas Named Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Month for December

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) named women's basketball forward Samantha Retas its Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of December.

Retas, a sophomore from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as her team went 4-3 during the month of December. In addition to being a three-time AD3I Player of the Week winner last month, she recorded five double-doubles and scored 20 or more points in four out of the last five games. Her best performance came in a 67-60, come-from-behind victory at Pomona-Pitzer on Dec. 29 when she turned in then career-highs of 26 points and 15 rebounds.