NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) released its weekly awards on Monday afternoon, with Concordia College New York junior guard Nicole Nicholson (Staten Island, N.Y.) receiving Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week accolades and freshman guard Sara Hopkins (Mountain Top, Pa.) earning Rookie of the Week distinction.
Nicholson led the Clippers to a 2-0 week behind 19.5 points on a .538 field goal percentage (14-26), including a 22-point outing on 7-10 shooting from the field that propelled the Clippers to a pair of program records on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Felician. On the defensive end, the 5-6 guard boasted five steals in both victories.
For the season, Nicholson is averaging 11.3 points with a 2.6 steals per game rate that sits second in the league.
It is Nicholson's second weekly nod from the conference, garnering Defensive Player of the Week distinction earlier this season.
A 5-5 guard, Hopkins chipped in 15.5 points over the two contests on a .600 field goal percentage (12-20) while orchestrating the offense behind 6.0 assists. She led the team in assists in both games, tallying a week-high seven at Nyack on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Hopkins is averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in her first collegiate season.
The Rookie of the Week accolade is Hopkins' first.
The women's basketball team begins the final week of the 2018-19 season on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in a 5:30 p.m. CACC tilt at Caldwell.