December 27, 2010

Beliveau Earns AE Player of the Week Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, was honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career by the America East Conference Monday afternoon.

Beliveau takes home the award after earning her second double-double of the season and leading the Wildcats to a convincing, 75-63, victory over Quinnipiac University (Dec. 22) to snap a six-game skid.  

The junior registered a season-best 19 points and pulled in 12 rebounds in the win. She reached the mark on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor, and 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. She also tallied two assists, one steal and one block.

The impressive outing marks the sixth straight game Beliveau has scored in double-digits, as she now averages 12.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. She currently ranks in the top-10 in the America East in scoring (6th), rebounding (10th), free throw percentage (4th) and three-point field-goal percentage (3rd). She is shooting 82.9 (29-35) percent from the line and 40.6 (13-32) percent from deep.

Despite this being the first time she has been honored as the America East Player of the Week, the forward won five conference Rookie of the Week awards in 2007-08 on her way to being named the 2008 Rookie of the Year.

The Wildcats return to action against St. Joseph's University, the host school of the 20th annual Hawk Classic in Philadelphia, Pa., at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
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