Date Posted:01/29/2007,  3:30PM

Anelauskas Named Player of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College sophomore forward Jill Anelauskas (Medfield, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. The Polar Bears stand at 19-1 this season and are ranked second in the latest national poll.

Anelauskas averaged 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds during two road victories for the Polar Bears over the weekend, connecting on 69.6-percent (16-for-23) of her shots. She scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting (.769) Friday evening at Trinity before adding in 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting during Saturday?s win at Amherst. Over the past five games, Anelauskas has averaged 18.2 points per game on 58.7-percent shooting to raise her season average to 12.8 points through 20 outings.

The Polar Bears return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Lewiston to play rival Bates in a non-conference game against the Bobcats.