PARKLAND, FL– The Ivy League named Columbia guard Abbey Hsu its women’s basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday. Hsu scored 16 points in each of the team’s two Ivy League contests over the weekend.
A first year out of Parkland Florida, Hsu shot 42.9 percent (12-28) from the field and 46.7 percent (7-15) from deep to help earn the Lions a weekend split. Friday night against Yale, the rookie hit 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the perimeter on her way to a team-high 16 points and three steals. She followed up with another 16-point effort on Saturday, including 10 fourth-quarter points on 4-of-6 shooting to help the Lions bounce back to defeat Brown, 74-60. Hsu also tallied six rebounds, three assists and her sixth block of the campaign in the victory.
Hsu has scored at least 15 points in each of her first four Ivy League contests and ranks among the top five in league play in scoring at 18.5 points per game. She is shooting 45.8 percent in those games, including 50 percent (17-34) from beyond the arc, ranking third in field goal percentage and second in 3-point percentage. On the season overall, Hsu is hitting at a 41.9-percent clip from deep, which ranks second in the Ivy League and fifth among all NCAA freshmen. She is also averaging a team-best 13.5 points through 17 games.
The weekly honor is the third of the season for Hsu, who also took home the award on Dec. 23 and Jan. 20. Fellow first year Kaitlyn Davis was named to this week’s Honor Roll after averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal.
The Lions (11-6, 2-2 Ivy) prepare to hit the road for a back-to-back weekend at Penn (11-5, 1-2 Ivy) and Princeton (14-3, 4-0 Ivy). Action begins Friday night against the Quakers. Tip time at The Palestra is slated for 7 p.m.