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.
Johnson powered the Falcons to a 2-0 week, averaging 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 42.4% from the floor. She registered a career-high 30 points and six steals against Pine Manor before ending the week tying her career-high in rebounds with seven as well as posted 22 points in the GNAC win over Norwich.
Pittman averaged 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in the Falcons 2-1 week. The junior guard began the week registering a season-best five steals, a block, three assists, a rebound and a point in the loss to Keene State. Pittman bounced back netting a season-high 23 points on 50% shooting in the non-conference win over Mitchell before wrapping up the week with 18 points and seven rebounds in the GNAC win over Norwich.
The women's basketball team looks to extend its winning streak to three games as the Falcons host New Rochelle this Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The men's basketball team resumes play this Saturday, Dec. 16 against No. 23 New Jersey City. Tip-off is slated for 3 p.m.