Date Posted:01/13/2004,  10:30AM

Flaherty Named Maine Rookie of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association has named Bowdoin's Eileen Flaherty (Fairfield, Conn.) as the MWBCA Rookie of the Week, thanks to her performance in five Bowdoin wins since winter break. The Polar Bears (10-0) are the top-ranked team in the Maine poll and are ranked third overall nationally.

Bowdoin's first-year forward averaged 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds during the 5-0 stretch for the Polar Bears. Flaherty had 14 points and nine rebounds in an overtime win against nationally-ranked Emmanuel College. For the five games, she shot 47.4% from the field and nearly 90% from the free-throw line, connecting on 17-of-19 tries.