Bonenberger Wins Back-to-Back Ivy Rookie of the Week Honors

Ivy League Release

PHILADELPHIA - For the second straight week, freshman forward Kara Bonenberger earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team. The league office announced the award Monday after she nearly averaged a double-double last week.

Bonenberger was a basket away from a double-double in a historic win over Lafayette Wednesday and then outscored National Player of the Year Candidate, Skylar Diggins, in a matchup with No. 3 Notre Dame Friday. She nearly averaged a double-double with 8.5 points and rebounds per game last week.

The freshman had a team-high and career-best 10 rebounds against the Leopards as the Quakers set a school record with the best start in program history. She also added eight points, two assists and a block.

On the road against the third-best team in the nation, Bonenberger led the Quakers with nine points and seven rebounds and had a game-high two blocks in just 22 minutes of action.

Penn has had an Ivy League weekly award winner in each of the first four weeks of the season. This is the second straight honor for Bonenberger. She also earned the accolade after she came off the bench to average 8.0 points and 7.5 rebounds on 7-of-12 (58.3%) shooting against La Salle and Niagara. In each of the first two weeks of the season, sophomore Alyssa Baron was selected as the Ivy Player of the Week.

Bonenberger and the Quakers will get some much needed rest. After three games and two long road trips in the last six days, the Quakers are off until Saturday, Dec. 10 when they host Army at The Palestra at 7 p.m.