Farmingdale State freshman guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker) was named Skyline Rookie of the Week for women's basketball on Monday, January 15th. Blakney has been a strong addition to the Farmingdale State roster this semester. Blakney, who is averaging 22.3 points since joining the team, averaged 25.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games for the Rams last week. She had 19 points and seven rebounds against rival Old Westbury and then scored a game-high 31 points with four rebounds in a 73-60 win over Merchant Marine.
The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for basketball are announced by the Conference on Mondays. Reports (including players of the week and conference statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org.
For her play last week, Blakney was also named to the Presto Sports/MBWA Player of the Week Honor Roll. The Presto/MBWA Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of eight media members vote to select from the nominations the most outstanding player. Any player who receives any votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.
The Met Basketball Weekly List is announced on Monday nights. Past releases are available to view at: http://www.prestosports.com/mbwa/index.