February 17, 2014

Grabiak Earns Fourth Landmark Player of the Week Honor

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WASHINGTON - Senior Emily Grabiak nabbed her fourth Landmark Player of the Week award this season, after becoming the first player in Catholic history to reach 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals for her career. Grabiak also claimed a spot on the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week, which recognizes the top player performances at each position from across the country.

This marks the fourth time the Grabiak has been named the Landmark Player of the Week and the second time she has been named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week this year.

Grabiak played every minute of both games this week and averaged a double-double with 16.0 points and 12.5 rebounds while adding 5.0 assists per game. On Wednesday, the senior captain scored 19 points and pulled down a career-high 16 boards to lead the Cardinals to victory at Susquehanna. Grabiak notched her 1,000th career point with 5:46 left to play and sparked a run to help the visiting Cards pull away from the Crusaders.

In Saturday's battle for first with Scranton, she had 13 points and 9 rebounds.

By scoring her 1,000th point on Wednesday, Grabiak became the 19th member of CUA's 1,000 point club. Grabiak has reached three other major milestones this year, when she pulled down her 600th rebound on Jan. 22 at home against Susquehanna. She handed out her 400th assist at home against Merchant Marine on Feb. 1 and recorded her 200th steal against Gwynedd-Mercy on Jan. 6.

The Cardinals return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 19 when they travel to Towson, Md. to take on Goucher. With two regular season games to play, CUA has clinched a playoff berth but is still fighting to secure a home game.

-CUA-

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