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Springfield's Ross and Post Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards

Springfield's Ross and Post Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards

Men's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

Jake Ross, Springfield (So, Northampton, Mass.)

Ross led Springfield to the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic title over the weekend with wins over Thomas and 12th-ranked Wesleyan and was named MVP of the Classic. The sophomore averaged 25 points per game, shooting nearly 41% from the floor to go along with 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists. and 1.5 steals per game while playing over 35 minutes a contest. Ross helped the Pride snap a five-game skid on Saturday as he totaled 24 points and six rebounds in a 21-point win over Thomas before putting together a remarkable showing in the championship game, handing No. 12 Wesleyan their first loss of the season. The sophomore recorded 26 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block and help Springfield rally from a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat a nationally-ranked team for the sixth-consecutive season. 

Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Heath Post, Springfield (So, Cheshire, Conn.)

Post earned All-Tournament Team honors in helping Springfield College win the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic over the weekend. In his two outings, Post hauled in 12 rebounds a game to go along with nine points, two assists, and 1.5 steals per game. The sophomore grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with three assists off the bench in the 74-53 win over Thomas before coming up with a double-double, consisting of 14 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Pride to a win over nationally-ranked Wesleyan in the title game.