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Basketball Spotlight:
Shumoski Earns Third CACC Women's Basketball Player of the Week Award

Monday, January 30, 2006

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

PHILADELPHIA, PA – University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women’s Basketball player Leah Shumoski (Marple-Newtown High School/Broomall, PA) became the first player in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to earn three CACC Player of the Week awards when she was named CACC Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week for the week ending January 29, 2006 along with Post University’s Tadj Williams.

Shumoski, a 6’0 senior forward, averaged 17.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 steals per game in the Devils two games last week. For the week, Leah shot 50% from the field (14-for-28).

Leah scored a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds against Dominican College on Saturday as the Devils rallied to defeat the Chargers 73-68 and move into a four-way tie for second place in the league. The game marked Shumoski’s eighth double-double of the season and sixth in her last eight games. Shumoski connected on six of seven shots in the first half for 14 points and added 10 more in the second, including the go-ahead basket. The senior forward also recorded three assists, three blocks and two steals against the Chargers.

Shumoski opened the week with a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 12 rebounds against area rival Philadelphia University. Leah also added three assists, three steals and two blocks.

The former Marple-Newtown High School athlete is in her fourth and final season of play for the Devils. Leah is currently second on the Devils in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game, ranking 6th in the CACC. Shumoski also ranks 6th in the conference in rebounding (9.2/gm); 4th in steals (2.59/gm) and 5th in blocked shots (1.35/gm).

Shumoski is a pharmacy major, pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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