Danbury, Conn. - January 31, 2017 - Springfield College standout Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week after leading the Pride to a pair of important conference wins last week.
Earning the accolade for the fourth time this season, Ross led Springfield to victories over Emerson and WPI. The first-year averaged 23.5 points per game, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor, 60 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the charity stripe.
Ross totaled 15 points and four rebounds in just 26 minutes of action as Springfield cruised past Emerson. Ross erupted for a career-high 32 points, including a remarkable 25 in the first half, to go along with six rebounds and three steals as the Pride swept the regular season series with WPI for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Ross and the Pride return to the courts on Wednesday for the third game of a four-game homestand when it faces MIT at 7:00 pm.