PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Sydney Stipanovich had back-to-back double-doubles last weekend and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week and the seventh time this year by the league office on Monday.
For the week, Stipanovich averaged 12.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as Penn stopped Harvard's 21-game home winning streak and won at Lavietes Pavilion for the first time in 10 years.
Stipanovich's seventh Ivy Rookie of the Week accolades is tied for sixth-most in league history. She is the third Penn player to reach that number and the first since Alyssa Baron earned the award seven times in 2010-11 (Penn's Diana Caramanico holds the Ivy record at 10). In all, Stipanovich has won 10 weekly Ivy honors this year as she set the Ivy League record for a freshman with her third Ivy League Player of the Week accolade earlier this month. She has also won a pair of Big 5 Player of the Week accolades (Jan. 27, Feb. 3).
Against the Crimson, Stipanovich had 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in addition to an assist, steal and two blocks to help Penn to its ninth straight win and the second-longest winning streak in school history. The following night, Stipanovich contributed 11 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks at Dartmouth. It marked her eighth double-double of the season - the most for a Penn player since Jennifer Fleischer had 10 in 2004-05.
Stipanovich and the Quakers continue their four-game road swing this weekend. Penn will make its second trip through New England in as many weeks. The Red and Blue are at Brown on Friday and at Yale on Saturday.