FRANKLYWNOW - Sina named AEast Rookie of the Week for 4th time

Sina named AEast Rookie of the Week for 4th time

VESTAL, N.Y. – Freshman point guard Jasmine Sina has been named the America East Rookie of the Week. It marks the fourth time this season that she has earned the conference's weekly accolade.

Sina averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a pair of games. She finished with 13 points against UMBC on Jan. 28 and followed up with 14 points against UMBC on Feb. 1. Sina also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against the Retrievers. For the season, she leads the team and is ranked seventh in the conference with 14.6 points per game.

Sina, who was previously honored on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Jan. 5, is just one of three players in Binghamton program history to be named the America East Rookie of the Week four times. Jasbriell Swain was honored five times during the 2010-11 season while Andrea Holmes was tabbed four times in 2008-09. Both Swain and Holmes went on to be named the America East Rookie of the Year.

Between Sina and fellow freshman guard Imani Watkins, Binghamton has now posted the top America East Rookie seven times in 12 weeks this season. Watkins, who ranks eighth in the conference with 14.4 points per game, was honored on Nov. 17, Nov. 24 and Dec. 21.

In addition, Watkins and Sina remain on track to have two of the highest scoring averages by a freshman in program history. Alicia Brennan finished the 1986-87 campaign with 16.0 points per game, Bess Greenberg averaged 13.4 points in 1997-98 while current Bearcat assistant coach Leah Truncale had 13.3 points per game the following year.

Since Binghamton moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001, Jen Blues averaged 11.3 ppg in 2002-03 while Holmes finished with 10.0 points per game in 2008-09.
Binghamton hosts Hartford on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)
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