CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fourth time this season, University of New Hampshire freshman Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) captures America East Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

The forward led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points at Vermont, then posted 18 again against Boston University at home. Beliveau went 13-for-19 from the floor on the week and nailed all eight free-throw shots.

She pulled down seven boards to go along with three assists and two steals at Vermont. On Saturday against the Terriers, Beliveau had 11 points in the second half, going 2-for-2 from 3-point land, which allowed for an 11-point Wildcat lead. She added six boards and dished out three assists in the game. Beliveau is the top-scoring freshman in the conference and is the only player to have hit all free throws (16-for-16) in conference play.

The squad’s second leading scorer and rebounder averages 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The last time Beliveau received Rookie of the Week honors was Dec. 17. The forward posted a career high in points (22) to go along with 10 boards for her first career double-double at Northeastern (Dec. 15) after posting 12 points at Iona on Dec. 12. She also won the award Dec. 3 as she led the team in rebounding both games during that week. Beliveau also recieved the award for her performance in the Wildcats’ first week of action.

Laura Seiden, the program’s second-highest scorer, is the only other Wildcat to win more Rookie of the Week honors with seven awards during the 1989-90 season. She went on to win Rookie of the Year and was selected to the all-conference second team.

Beliveau and the rest of the Wildcats will host Maine on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. before traveling south to play at UMBC on Feb. 2.
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