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Davidson Women’s Basketball’s Donovan Named A10 Co-Player of the Week

by | Jan 15, 2019 | Sports

Sarah Donovan shooting for 3 in the match up against N.C. State.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va.  — After leading Davidson to a pair of Atlantic 10 victories last week, sophomore Sarah Donovan earned the Wildcats’ second A-10 Player of the Week award this year when the conference office announced today she shared the honor with Fordham’s Bre Cavanaugh for games played from Jan. 3-13.

Donovan joins Justine Lyon, who won the award, Dec. 17, as this year’s player of the week award winners for the ‘Cats, while Cassidy Gould was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week the same week with Lyon. This is Donovan’s second career weekly award after earning rookie of the week honors once last season.

The London, Ontario, Canada, native helped Davidson remain perfect in league play with road wins against Duquesne and Rhode Island by averaging team bests of 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. She shot a blistering 62.1 percent from the floor (18-of-29) and added two assists, two blocks and a steal.

Donovan tallied a pair of 20-point outings, including her seventh double-double of the season with a season-best 21 points and 12 rebounds in a win against A-10 preseason favorite Duquesne, Jan. 6. She tied her personal-best by hitting 10 field goals on 16 attempts. Nine of her rebounds came on defense, the fourth time the forward has reached that number on the defensive end.

In a comeback win at Rhode Island on Sunday, Donovan had an even 20 points, her third game reaching that mark this year, and added six rebounds.

Donovan has hit the double-digit mark in points a team-best 13 times this season to push her career total to 20.

Davidson (9-7, 3-0 A-10), which is riding a three-game winning streak, returns home for a pair of league games this week, starting Wednesday, Jan. 16, against Richmond at 7 p.m.

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