Ivy League Release
PHILADELPHIA - For the fifth time this season, University of Pennsylvania women's basketball freshman Alyssa Baron was awarded Ivy League Rookie of the Week status as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Only one other Quaker has ever won more Rookie honors and only 12 players in the history of the Ivy League have won more Rookie of the Week honors. Penn's Diana Caramanico holds the Ivy League record with 10 selections.
Baron averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists during the week as she guided the Quakers to their largest road victory over Brown in program history and nearly led Penn to a road victory over first-place Yale.
Almost single-handedly, Baron kept Penn close throughout the second-half at Yale on Friday. The Gulliver Prep product had 12 of Penn's first 16 points in the final half and, in a building in which the Quakers lost by 32 points last season, had the Red and Blue in the game in the final minutes. Yale eventually pulled away to win by nine, 53-44, and remain unbeaten in league play. Baron finished with a game-high 16 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
One night later, the Red and Blue tallied their first Ivy win as Baron had 11 first-half points en route to a 13-point first-half lead. She finished with a game-high 13 points and added five rebounds, three steals and an assist in just 30 minutes as the Quakers blew away the Bears, 52-32, at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Last week, Baron swept a trio of honors as the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Big 5 Co-Player of the Week. The Miami, Fla., native also won the Rookie honors on Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Jan. 2.
Baron’s Statistics for the Week