HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst College guard Hannah Fox '20 has been named the first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's basketball Player of the Week for 2018.
The awards were announced on Tuesday afternoon by the conference office, and this week take into account all games dating back to before the winter break.
For Amherst, that means the four games it played between the end of 2017 and the beginning of the New Year, two of them in Las Vegas at the D3hoops Classic, and two of them in California on the campus of Chapman University. The Mammoths, ranked No.3 in the country, won all four of those games and improved to 11-0 on the season.
Fox was an instrumental part of all four of those wins, scoring in double-figures in each game. At the tournament in Las Vegas, Fox was named Most Outstanding Player after 12.0 points per game to help the Mammoths get past UC Santa Cruz and No. 6 Trine.
As the Mammoths moved on to California, Fox ratcheted up her scoring, averaging 20 points in two games, including a career-high 23-point performance against Chapman, who were receiving votes in the last national poll. Fox was 6-8 from behind the three-point line in that contest, and shot 12-26 from downtown over the course of the trip, which ended with a victory against Redlands last night.
Fox averages a team-high 12.4 points per game, and also paces the Mammoths with 1.9 steals per game, after averaging nearly two steals a contest on the West Coast.
The Mammoths will begin NESCAC play this Friday night with a 7:00 PM game against Trinity on their home court at LeFrak Gymnasium.