MINNEAPOLIS – Gallaudet University women's basketball senior forward/center Easter Faafiti (Pittsburg, Calif.) was recently named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware, a national team of five position players selected weekly by the national website, for the week of February 14-20, 2011. With her inclusion on the team, Faafiti has been selected five times, putting her one ahead of former Gallaudet great Ronda Jo Miller for most appearances on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week.
This marks the third time Faafiti has been selected to the Team of the Week this season, as she earned the honor December 2, 2010 for her performance the week of November 22-28 and on Jan. 19 for her performance for the week of January 10-16, 2011.
Faafiti led the Bison to a 3-1 record last week, including wins over conference rivals College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka College and Wells College. Gallaudet will head into this week's North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament as the no. 1 seed.
Faafiti averaged 23.8 points, 14.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in 146 minutes of action last week. She also shot 54.7 percent from the field and made more than 80 percent of her free-throw attempts on her way to three double-doubles. Faafiti set career-highs with 36 points and 25 rebounds in a 76-59 win against St. Elizabeth. She also netted 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out seven assists against former first-place Keuka this past Saturday.
Faafiti ranks seventh in the nation in double-doubles (19), eighth in steals per game (4.0), 11th in points per game (21.3), 11th in rebounds per game (13.4) and 28th in field goal percentage (54.0 percent). All NCAA rankings are through February 20, 2011. She leads the NEAC in steals, rebounding and field goal percentage and is second in points per game.
The complete D3hoops.com Team of the Week for February 14-20, 2011, along with the archives can be found here: http://www.d3hoops.com/awards/tow/2010-11/week12. Players are nominated weekly by their college's Sports Information Director or coaches for the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, which is finalized by its national staff of reporters.
D3hoops.com Team of the Week honorees from Gallaudet University
Feb. 14-20, 2011 - Easter Faafiti
Jan. 10-16, 2011 - Easter Faafiti
Nov. 22-28, 2010 - Easter Faafiti
Jan. 11-17, 2010 - Easter Faafiti
Jan. 04-10, 2010 - Easter Faafiti
Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2000 - Ronda Jo Miller
Jan. 25-31, 1999 - Touria Ouahid
Jan. 18-24, 1999 - Ronda Jo Miller
Feb. 09-15, 1998 - Ronda Jo Miller
Jan. 12-18, 1998 - Ronda Jo Miller
Jan. 05-11, 1998 - Dawn Birley