New Haven, Conn. - Junior Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) of the women's basketball team and junior Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) of the men's basketball team have been named as the Albertus Magnus Student-Athletes of the Week. Initiated in September, 2017, the 'Athlete of the Week' program recognizes one female and one male student-athlete each week for demonstrated excellence on the playing field.
In a 2-1 week for the Falcons, Johnson averaged 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 45.0 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The junior began the week recording her first career double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds, in the win over in-state rival Mitchell. At the Rose City Classic, Johnson recorded a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in the loss to Widener before collecting 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals against Wilson. She wrapped up the week averaging 2.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game.
Pittman opened the season with a 19-point performance in the 95-85 loss to No. 25 Swarthmore on Saturday evening. The junior point guard shot an impressive 50 percent from both the floor and three-point range as well as shot a perfect 100 percent from the line. He also added three rebounds and four assists to his stat line.
The women's basketball team continues its four-game road tilt with a non-conference contest at Medgar Evers on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. The men's basketball team returns to action next week as the Falcons welcome WPI for a non-conference clash on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m.