New Haven, Conn. – Senior Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) of the women's basketball team and senior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, 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.
Bolden recorded another impressive week for the Falcons as the senior forward averaged 24.5 points and 15.5 rebounds per game as well as tallied back-to-back doubles. In the loss to WCSU, Bolden tallied a season-high 27 points, 19 rebounds, three assists and a block. Bolden wrapped up the week scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in the 75-58 loss to Regis (Mass.).
Walters averaged 28.0 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 65.0% (26-40 FG) in a pair of victories last week. He poured in 31 points on 14-of-22 shooting with 14 boards in an 85-81 win over defending national champion Babson. The reigning GNAC Player of the Year capped the week with 25 points (12-18 FG) and nine rebounds in an 85-58 GNAC opening win over Regis (Mass.).
The women's basketball team returns to action this week with a pair of road games at Pine Manor (12/5) and Norwich (12/9). The men's basketball team is on the road this week as well against Keene State (12/5), Mitchell (12/7) and Norwich (12/9).