Mitchell's Wiley Named USBWA Women's Division III National Player of the Week

Mitchell's Wiley Named USBWA Women's Division III National Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Amina Wiley (New London, Conn.) of Mitchell College was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III Women's National Player of the Week (USBWA) for the week ending December 8.

Wiley, a 6-0 sophomore forward from New Rochelle, N.Y., posted a pair of monster games on the road as the Mariners (4-3) swept their two opponents. She hit the game-winning layup with one second left in Mitchell's 77-75 win vs. Lasell on Thursday, finishing with a career-high 30 points, collecting 17 rebounds, and adding an assist and steal. Then, in a 56-44 victory over Anna Maria on Saturday, Wiley played all 40 minutes and grabbed an NCAA-high (all divisions) and school-record 32 rebounds while adding 20 points and a steal. For the week, she averaged 25 points, 24.5 rebounds, one steal, and 0.5 assists while shooting 55 percent (22-of-40) from the field and 50 percent (6-of-12) from the charity stripe. Wiley currently ranks fourth in NCAA Division III with 16 rebounds per game and six double-doubles. For her efforts, Wiley was also named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Week.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week. This is the sixth season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division III.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.

ABOUT THE NECC 

The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 15 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Current members include Bay Path University, Becker College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College.

(Portions of this release courtesy of USWBA)