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January 2, 2007

Beckwith wins Player of the Week honors from NESCAC, ECAC

Val Beckwith '09

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates College sophomore Val Beckwith has been named the NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Beckwith also earned New England Player of the Week honors in Division III women's basketball on Wednesday from the ECAC.

Beckwith (Woburn, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points in Bates' 71-48 win over Salem State in the Salem State Christmas Tournament on Saturday. She was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over the two games while shooting .650 (13-20) from the field and .765 (13-17) from the line.

This is the first NESCAC Player of the Week honor for Beckwith, who is currently ranked second in the conference in scoring (18.3 points per game) and third in field goal percentage (.543), helping lead the Bobcats to a 6-4 record thus far. Earlier this season, Beckwith earned Co-Player of the Week honors from the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Click here to view the weekly NESCAC Women's Basketball release.

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