CENTRAL ISLIP, NY -- Senior Madison Rowland was named the East Coast Conference Player of the Week for her outsized role in Queens College's wins over conference opponents Bridgeport and St. Thomas Aquinas, the league announced on Monday. Rowland averaged 24.5 points and 10.0 rebounds on 64 percent shooting to push the Knights back on top of the conference standings.
Rowland scored a game-high 29 points, adding nine rebounds and four steals during Queens' midweek win on the road at Bridgeport. Her eight points in the final quarter helped the Knights outscore Bridgeport by 13 over the final 10 minutes to win comfortably by the final margin 79-62. Later in the win over St. Thomas Aquinas, Rowland shared team-high honors with 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Her scoring output in the latter game vaulted her to within six points of becoming the just fourth player in ECC history to reach 2,000 points and only the second one in Queens College women's basketball history.
The nomination is Rowland's third of the season, after receiving the honor in Weeks Three and Four. Her first chance to reach the 2,000-point plateau comes tonight, in the Knights conference matchup with visiting Daemen. The ECC's all-time record in field goals is also in jeopardy. With last week's results, Madison is only eight away from current record holder Theresa Carroll of Philadelphia University who finished her career with 795 field goals in 2000. The Knights tip-off with the Wildcats is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Fitzgerald Gym.