After eight months of hard work and determination, Newbury College took Friday to recognize the accomplishments of many students in the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.
Nine Newbury College student-athletes have been elected or re-elected to Student Government Association positions on Thursday afternoon, following the announcement of final results earlier this afternoon.
Nighthawks freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) has been voted to the New England Women's Basketball Association All-Rookie Team as voted by the head coaches of the region and the announced by the NEWBA Office on Tuesday afternoon.
Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) has been selected to participate in the New England Women's Basketball Association Senior All-Start Classic game as determined by the head coaches of the region and announced on Tuesday by the NEWBA Office.
Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.), freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.), and Head Coach Marc Taney became the first trio since 2009 to be named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year, respectively, as determined by the NECC Coaches and announced by the NECC Office on Monday afternoon.
The NECC announced its 2017-18 Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams and major award winners on Monday afternoon. The awards were voted on by the conference’s nine coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. Eight of the nine conference schools are represented on the all-conference teams, with Newbury College leading the way with three honorees, as well as three of the four major awards.
Hawks sophomore Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting, leading the Becker College Hawks to a comeback win over the Newbury Nighthawks, 60-50, in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship Game on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.
On Saturday afternoon, one member of the New England Collegiate Conference will win their first-ever conference championship in women's basketball and qualify for the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball tournament. As it was in the 2017 playoffs, the Newbury Nighthawks and Becker Hawks will meet again, but this time for the NECC Title.
Nighthawks freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) scored a team-high 18 points while grabbing 18 rebounds as the Newbury Nighthawks defeat the Elms Blazers 61-53 on Thursday evening in the New England Collegiate Conference semifinals. The win advances the Nighthawks to their first NECC Championship Game since 2015.
Nighthawks freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) was named the New England Women's Basketball Association Rookie of the Week for the third time in the 2017-2018 season following a week of averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds.