Sports in Brief: February 13

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February 12, 2009

10:34 PM

Men’s Basketball: McDowell notches second CAA honor of season

College of William and Mary freshman forward Quinn McDowell earned his second CAA rookie of the week award after a career-high 19 points in the Tribe’s 68-63 upset of conference-leader Notheastern University Feb. 4. McDowell scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in the College’s 76-54 loss at Virginia Commonwealth University Saturday. He currently averages 9 points per game, which ranks third on the team, and a team-leading 4.8 rebounds per game.

Women’s Basketball: Pye earns conference rookie of the week award

College of William and Mary freshman guard Taysha Pye received her first CAA rookie of the week award Monday. Pye recorded identical career-high 18-point performances in recent Tribe losses at James Madison University and Drexel University. Pye, who has not started a game this season for the College, has reached double-figures in points in three consecutive games while averaging under 22 minutes a contest during the streak.

Swimming and Diving: Tribe swimmers recognized by CAA and ECAC

College of William and Mary junior Katie Radloff and senior Shawn Matthews were named ECAC and CAA swimmers of the week after their performances against East Carolina University Saturday. Radloff, who posted four victories against ECU, remained undefeated in the Tribe’s four spring season meets. Matthews won the 200-meter back stroke against East Carolina, turning in a Rec Center Pool record time of 1:51.06. Matthews’ victory was his 41st career triumph, placing him fourth all-time in the Tribe record books.

Women’s Gymnastics: Milardo’s third-place finish earns her ECAC honor

Freshman Kristin Milardo collected the ECAC Rookie of the Week honor for her performance at the Penn State University quad meet on Feb. 7. Milardo registered an all-around score of 38.275, good enough for third-highest in the competition. The College of William and Mary rookie notched the Tribe’s top scores on uneven bars (9.6) and vault (9.575) while recording career-best marks on floor (9.7) and beam (9.4). The College finished the meet with a season-high tally of 188.375 points, earning third place.

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