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.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Akron Women's Basketball vs. Niagara

Akron comes out with 77-58 a win over Niagara this past Sunday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Akron Women's Basketball vs. Ashland Highlights

The University of Akron women's basketball team rolled to a 68-49 exhibition victory over Ashland Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Sophomore Rachel Tecca, the 2009-10 Mid-American Conference Sixth Player of the Year, led three Zips in double figures with 18 points – on 9-for-17 shooting – and eight rebounds. True freshman Carly Young added 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists while sophomore Taylor Ruper added 12 points – on the strength of four 3-pointers – off the bench. In all, 10 different UA players scored as the Zips out-shot the Eagles, 40.8 percent (29-for-71) to 36.2 percent (21-for-58) from the floor. Akron dominated the paint with a 42-26 advantage and scored 27 points off of 25 AU turnovers.