Baron, UConn's Maya Moore Named Co-ECAC Players of the Week

ECAC Release

PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Alyssa Baron was named Co-ECAC Player of the Week along with Connecticut's Maya Moore on Tuesday, adding to a trio of honors earned by the Gulliver Prep Product earlier this week.

Baron was also named Ivy League Player of the Week, Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Co-Big 5 Player of the Week by the respective conference offices on Monday. The ECAC is the largest conference in the United States, with 312 member schools in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, ranging in location from Maine to North Carolina.

Baron set a freshman record with 38 points Saturday night at Harvard - which is the 11th-most ever scored in a game by an Ivy League player and the fourth-most ever scored in an Ivy League game. It is the highest scoring output in the League since Harvard’s Hana Peljto scored 40 on Jan. 15, 2004, against Lafayette.

For the week, the Miami, Fla., native averaged 28.5 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals. She shot 47.7 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from three-point range and was 10-for-11 (91%) from the free throw line.

Baron is the three-time reigning Ivy Rookie of the Week and has won that honor six times this year - second-most in school history. She also swept the 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 on Jan. 24. She split this week's Big 5 honor with Temple's Shea Peddy.

Penn's first five Ivy games all came on the road, but for the first time this season the Quakers will host an Ivy opponent when Cornell visits The Palestra on Friday night. On Saturday, the Red and Blue will then host Columbia. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.

Baron's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Dartmouth
37
7-17
.418
1-6
.167
4-5
.800
8
5
1
1
19
vs. Harvard
45 14-27 .517 4-7 .571 6-6 1.000 5 6 0 4 38
TOTALS 41.0
21-44 .477 5-13 .385 10-11 .909 6.5 5.5 0.5 2.5

28.5