February 25, 2013

Landmark Conference names Grabiak Player of the Week

WASHINGTON – After scoring a career-high 22 points on Saturday to lead CUA to its second straight Landmark Conference title, junior Emily Grabiak was named the Landmark Player of the Week on Monday. Grabiak sank 11 of 14 free throws, handed out seven assists and did not turn the ball over in 35 minutes of a 72-52 win over Scranton to secure the championship.

Grabiak added six rebounds and a pair of steals against the Royals. She also shot 3 of 5 from 3-point range, hitting one with 6:20 to play to open up a 55-46 advantage.

Earlier in the week, Grabiak scored 13 points, shooting 3 of 5 from 3-point range yet again, in a 72-59 semifinal win over Juniata. The point guard added five boards, two assists and a steal.

Grabiak is averaging 9.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and a team-high 5.6 assists per game this season. She also ranks second for the Cards in minutes player (29.1).

The Landmark Conference champion Cardinals will learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday at 2:30 p.m. when the entire field is announced on NCAA.com. CUA is making its second straight appearance in the Big Dance.

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