Sullivan Named WACBA Women’s Player of the Week

Aretha Sullivan averaged 22 points, six rebounds and two steals last week.
Aretha Sullivan averaged 22 points, six rebounds and two steals last week.

Worcester, Mass. – Clark University senior Aretha Sullivan (Worcester, Mass.) has been named Worcester Area Basketball Coaches Association (WACBA) women's player of the week it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Sullivan was terrific last week in helping the Cougars keep their postseason hopes alive with one conference contest remaining on the schedule. She averaged an impressive 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in two games last week as the Scarlet and White improved to 13-10 overall, eclipsing their win total from their previous two seasons combined.

On Wednesday in a loss at MIT, she finished with a team-best 20 points and five boards while shooting 10-for-18 from the field.

Then, playing in the final home contest of her career in a must-win over Emerson on Saturday, she pumped in 24 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including a 4-for-6 effort from three-point land.

For the week, she shot a sizzling 51.5 percent from the field (17-for-33) and 40 percent from behind the arc (4-for-10).

Since the calendar turned to 2017, Sullivan is averaging a team-best 13.5 points, while shooting 39 percent from three-point land and 82 percent from the free throw line. That performance from the charity stripe has catapulted her into ninth place on the school's all-time free throw percentage list (72.2) and she is just ten away from moving into tenth place on the all-time free throws made list (273).

Sullivan and the rest of the Cougars return to action on Wednesday with a road trip to Springfield before wrapping up the regular season with a visit to Simmons on Thursday.

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