Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Rachel Tecca Earns MAC East Player of the Week
University of Akron sophomore Rachel Tecca has been named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week for women's basketball, the league office announced Monday. Tecca, who was a standout at nearby Archbishop Hoban High School, posted three straight double-doubles to lead the Zips to a 2-1 record last week. In all, the 2009-10 MAC Sixth Player of the Year averaged 18.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 50.0 percent (23-for-46) from the floor as UA posted victories against Robert Morris and Georgia Southern. Tecca scored a career-high 30 points - to go along with 12 rebounds and four steals - to lead UA to an 88-60 defeat of Colonials last Tuesday before posting a season-high 14 rebounds and 15 points in a 94-81 overtime win against the Eagles. The athletic post player capped off her big week with 11 points and 10 rebounds against SMU for her sixth double-double of her career.Tecca is currently ranked second in the MAC for scoring (18.8 ppg) and fifth for rebounding (9.5 rpg). She is shooting 56.2 percent (50-for-89) from the floor, which is ranked third. The Zips (4-2), who are off to their best start since the 1995-96 season, will begin a three-game homestand against Duquesne Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.