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Rudder Takes Home Fourth Rookie Of The Week Award

Rudder Takes Home Fourth Rookie Of The Week Award

Marshfield, Mass. – For the fourth time this season, Dean College freshman sensation Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball rookie of the week it was announced on Monday morning.

Rudder scoops up the honor after a monster week in which she recorded three double-doubles and posted averages of 24.3 points and 13.0 rebounds.

In a stunning road win over New England College, Rudder's game was on full display, finishing with a career-high 34 points, 13 rebounds and six steals. Then in a home loss to Becker, she ended with team highs of 18 points and ten rebounds.

Finally, she wrapped up the week with 21 points and 16 rebounds in a close loss on the road at Elms.

Through the first 23 games of her collegiate career, Rudder is averaging 17.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

Rudder and her Bulldog teammates will return to action on Wednesday when they host Newbury College in a crucial showdown that will go a long way in postseason seeding. Game time for that contest is 5:00 PM.