Fagbenle Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Fagbenle Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Fagbenle posted a double-double Sunday at North Dakota (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Temi Fagbenle has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after averaging 12.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 3.0 apg in her first two collegiate games.

Fagbenle made her debut on Friday at North Dakota State and posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks. She led the Crimson in both rebounding and assists against the Bison, becoming the first Crimson to lead her team in both categories while making her debut since Brogan Berry's '12 10-rebound, five-assists performance against Loyola (Md.) on Nov. 15, 2008. Fagbenle’s 12 points were also the most for a Harvard rookie making her debut since Victoria Lippert registered 14 in an 82-81 win over Boston College on Nov. 14, 2009.

The London, England, native then recorded her first double-double on Sunday with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-52 win at North Dakota. Four of Fagbenle’s rebounds came at the offensive end as she also added two blocks and two steals.

Fagbenle averaged 12.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 3.0 apg for the weekend while shooting 57.9 percent (11-19) from the field. She shares rookie of the week honors with Dartmouth’s Abbey Schmitt who registered 11 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in a 64-53 win at Bryant.

Harvard returns to the court Friday, Nov. 16 as it hosts BYU at 6 p.m. in the team’s home opener.