GW's Megan Nipe Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week
Grad Student Scored Career-High 31 Points in Colonials' Win Over #10/11 Cal
Nov. 18, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Following a career performance and an upset of the 10th-ranked team in the nation, George Washington graduate student Megan Nipe was named Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 11-17, the league announced on Monday.
Nipe was also honored as the A-10 Player of the Week and the High-Major Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
Nipe scored a career-high 31 points to lead GW to a 75-72 upset victory over No. 10/11 California on Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center, the Colonials' first win over a top-25 team since defeating No. 10/8 Cal in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Nipe is the first GW player to top 30 points since Cathy Joens scored 32 on Feb. 20, 2004, at Rhode Island. A native of Lino Lakes, Minn., Nipe made 11-of-20 field goals, including 4-of-9 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the foul line, and she added seven rebounds. She scored seven straight points early in the second half, including a game-tying three-pointer, as GW opened the period with a 9-2 run.
Through the first two games of the season, Nipe is averaging a league-best 25.5 points per game and shooting 48.6 percent from the floor. She is the first Colonial to be named A-10 Player of the Week since Danni Jackson on Dec. 24, 2012.
Nipe and the Colonials hit the road for the first time this season on Tuesday to take on their second straight top-10 team in No. 8 Maryland. Tipoff from Comcast Center is set for 7 p.m.