February 14, 2013

Cressler Earns Second Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honor

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After helping his team to a split in Ivy play last weekend, freshman guard Nolan Cressler was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

In the disappointing 67-65 loss to Harvard Friday, Cressler had an efficient night, scoring eight points on three of four shots from the field.

In a 79-56 trouncing of Dartmouth on Sunday, Cressler was again lethal from beyond the arc. Similar to the Harvard game, the freshman only missed one shot, knocking down two three pointers en route to 14 total points. He also tied for a team high five rebounds while dishing out two assists.

More impressively, Cressler’s productive weekend came in limited playing time, as he came off the bench in both games and played only 45 total minutes.

Cressler is three Rookie of the Week honors behind sophomore forward Shonn Miller’s total of five last year. Miller went on to win the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year.

As the Red reaches a crucial crossroads in its conference season this weekend, Cressler’s productivity will continue to be important. He is currently fourth on the team in scoring with 7.7 points per game and second in three-point percentage at just over 40 percent.

Original Author: Scott Chiusano