Mansfield, Mass. – Following a monster opening game to her collegiate career, Dean College freshman sensation Alexah Potter (East Hartford, Conn.) was named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball Rookie of the Week it was announced by the league office on Tuesday morning.
The award for Potter comes following a 20-point, 22-rebound effort in the Bulldogs' season-opening 81-72 defeat to Westfield State on Saturday.
Despite the setback, Potter was a pleasant surprise for Dean who lost a trio of seniors and entered the game with only two returning starters.
Potter shot 9-for-21 from the field, swatted away two shots, recorded a pair of steals and made both of her free throws.
The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Colby-Sawyer for a non-league matchup with the Chargers slated for 7:00 PM.