Leer Earns Third Straight PL Baden Rookie of the Week Honor

Leer Earns Third Straight PL Baden Rookie of the Week Honor

Feb. 25, 2008

WASHINGTON - American University's Liz Leer was named the Patriot League Baden Rookie of the Week in women's basketball for the third consecutive time, the league announced today. The freshman forward has been honored with the distinction on four occasions this season.

Leer helped guide the Eagles to two more conference wins, extending the AU winning streak to eight games, including a program-high of seven on the road. In the 63-61 win at Army, Leer just missed a double-double with 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds. She then tallied double digits for the third-straight contest with 12 points in the 76-71 overtime victory at home against Holy Cross and added three blocks.

American (15-12, 9-3 PL) is currently in sole possession of first place in the conference with its final two regular season games taking place Wednesday at home against Navy and Saturday at Lafayette. The game time on Saturday has been changed to 12 noon and can be seen on RCN-TV channel 8 in the DC Metro area.