CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Senior Madison Rowland of the Queens College women's basketball team was honored as the East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Week on Monday, as announced by the league office. It is the fourth time Rowland has received the honor this season. She averaged a double-double of 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during the Knights' two wins over University of the Sciences (USciences) and NYIT, while she also added 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game.
In a 67-60 win over USciences last Monday, Rowland scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with six rebounds. She also tallied four assists and three steals in the victory. Rowland then went off for 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 14 in the fourth quarter alone, to lead the Knights to a hard-fought 62-54 conference win over NYIT. She ripped down 15 rebounds as well for her ninth double-double of the season, while the senior recorded a season-high seven blocks to go along with three assists and three steals.
Rowland, who recently eclipsed 2,000 career points, is the ECC's leading scorer this season with 20.6 points per game. For her career, Rowland has totaled 2,069 points, needing just 46 more to reach the all-time ECC record, while she needs just 97 more to reach the all-time Queens record of 2,166 held by Shalonda Young. She was previously named ECC Player of the Week during weeks three, four and eight.
The Knights (16-3, 9-1 ECC) are ranked No. 24 in the WBCA Top 25 Coaches' Poll and have won eight games in a row, including a perfect 6-0 in the month of January, sitting atop the ECC standings with eight regular season games remaining. Next up will be a two-game road stint against conference opponents Mercy (3-15, 1-9 ECC) and District of Columbia (2-18, 1-9 ECC).