Philadelphia Jennifer Fleischer was named the Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week after posting a career scoring night at Columbia followed up by the fourth-most rebounds ever in a Penn women’s basketball game.
The junior center averaged 20.0 rebounds and 19.0 points in Penn's two Ivy wins on the road at Columbia and Cornell this past weekend. Fleischer scored a career-high 25 points and pulled down a then-career-high 19 boards in a 63-51 win over the Lions. Fleischer came back on Saturday night with 13 points and a new career-high 21 rebounds, including 15 in the first half. The 21 caroms are tied for the fourth-most in a single game at Penn, matching the efforts of Michelle Maldonado (21 vs. Cornell, 2/1/97) and Kirsten Brendel (21 vs. Harvard, 2/1/91).
The two double-doubles were the seventh and eighth of the season for the Penn center, 15th and 16th of her career. Fleischer is averaging a double-double this season with 11.3 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest, the only Ivy Leaguer to boast such numbers, and ranked 18th in the nation in rebounds per game heading into this past weekend. Her numbers jump to 13.9 points and 14.7 rebounds per game in League games.Penn boasts a 12-8 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Ancient Eight, tied for third in the standings. The Quakers will play five of their final seven games of the season in The Palestra, beginning with Brown and Yale on Feb. 18-19.