CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – For the fourth consecutive week, senior Madison Rowland of the No. 14 Queens College women's basketball team has been named East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Week. It is her seventh ECC weekly award of the season and fifth in the last six weeks.
It was a historic week for Rowland, as she became the program's all-time leading scorer in Saturday's 67-58 win over St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC). She passed Shalonda Young (2,166 career points) with her third basket of the game and now holds the record with 2,182 points for her career. Rowland also became the career leader in steals in Wednesday's 72-63 win over Roberts Wesleyan, one week after becoming the conference's career scoring leader as well.
Rowland led the Knights to a 2-0 week, averaging 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game. She collected 21 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in the road win over Roberts Wesleyan on Wednesday. Rowland then became the Knights' career scoring leader in Saturday's comeback win over STAC after registering 21 points, including 17 in the second half, to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
MacKenzie Rowland was also recognized by the ECC this week, earning a spot on the weekly honor roll. She averaged a double-double of 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game over the Knights' two wins. MacKenzie began the week with 19 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in the road win at Roberts Wesleyan on Wednesday. She then posted 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and two blocks in Saturday's win over STAC.
The Knights (11-0 at home) will look to cap off their regular season home schedule with a perfect record on Wednesday night when they welcome the University of Bridgeport to Fitzgerald Gym for Senior Day at 8 p.m.