PHILADELPHIA - In the final weekend of the season, freshman Alyssa Baron was awarded her seventh Ivy Rookie of the Week honor by the league office on Monday. That stands as the second-most in team history and fifth-most in league history. Following the game on Tuesday, Baron will also officially win the Ivy League scoring title.
Only Penn's all-time leading scorer, Diana Caramanicho, earned more Rookie of the Week selections in a Red and Blue uniform. Caramanicho holds the league record with 10. Only four players in Ivy League history received Rookie honors on more than seven occasions.
For the week, Baron went a combined 5-for-8 (62.5%) from three-point range en route to her 19.0 points per game. She averaged 5.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists and was 7-for-10 from the free-throw line.
The Miami, Fla., native led Penn with a game-high 19 points in each contest last weekend. The Quakers fell to Harvard in the final minutes Friday and topped Dartmouth on Senior Night Saturday. Baron tied a career-high with eight rebounds against the Crimson and had two big second-half threes to stall Dartmouth runs in the team's 11-point win over the Big Green.
Baron is also a two-time Ivy League Player of the Week and Big 5 Player of the Week. She split ECAC Player of the Week honors with UConn's Maya Moore on Feb. 8 after she set the school record for a freshman with 38 points in a game (at Harvard on Feb. 5).
Princeton's Devona Allgood took home Ivy Player of the Week honors. The Quakers host the Tigers at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday in the regular season finale for both teams. Princeton clinched the Ivy title on Saturday and will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Baron's Statistics for the Week