Worcester, Mass. – For the second time this season, Clark University star Ogechi Ezemma (Hope Valley, R.I.) has been named the Worcester Area Coaches Basketball Association (WACBA) women's player of the week it was announced on Tuesday.
Ezemma averaged a monstrous 14 points, 12 rebounds 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the now 9-3 Cougars.
In a 72-63 loss to league-rival Springfield College on Wednesday morning, Ezemma totaled seven points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block before fouling out.
Then in a hard-fought 60-56 victory over Wheaton on Saturday morning, Ezemma turned in her fifth double-double of the season with game-highs of 21 points, a career-best 17 rebounds while adding three more blocks.
Ezemma, just one of two student-athletes to average a double-double in the NEWMAC, ranks seventh in the league in scoring (13.7), second in rebounding (10.1), first in blocks (1.9), fifth in steals (2.4) and ninth in field goal percentage (44.8).
The award for the sophomore is her fourth individual honor this season. She was named WACBA Player of the Week (December 13) once before and has picked up both the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) offensive player of the week (December 19) and the league's defensive player of the week (December 12).
Ezemma and the rest of her Clark teammates embark on a busy week in which they will play four games in a seven day span beginning with a road trip to Smith College on Tuesday evening.