PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off the leading the Quakers to a pair of Ivy wins over the weekend, Sydney Stipanovich of the Penn women’s basketball team was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. It is Stipanovich’s fourth recognition this season, and 10th of her career. The Quakers now lead the league in weekly honors.
In a week that featured a Big-5 contest, along with Penn’s first official Ivy weekend, Stipanovich averaged the likes of 17.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. She recorded her sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season (22 for career) in wins over Yale and Brown, while scoring double digits in all three games. On Friday, the junior eclipsed 900 points for her career (now has 948 career points), and moved into second in Ivy League history with 235 career blocks. Stipanovich went for 16 points and 16 rebounds against the Bulldogs, and 19 and 14 versus Brown. The Quakers are 7-0 in games that she has notched a double-double.
Following the dominant week, Stipanovich now joins Nwokedi as the only two players in the Ivy League that are averaging a double-double (14.2 points, 10.1 rebounds) this season.
Stipanovich and the rest of the Quakers play their first two road Ivy games next weekend, traveling to take on Harvard and Dartmouth.