Springfield, Mass. - February 19, 2018 - Springfield College's Gracie Restituyo (Barrington, R.I.) was recognized for her impressive performance on Saturday, as the junior forward landed a spot on the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Honor Roll, and was the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week.
Restituyo, who has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week five times this year, earned her first NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week, and first NEWBA honors of the 2017-18 campaign.
It was a historic week for Restituyo, who connected on 11-of-15 shots from the field, totaling 31 points in the Pride's 73-63 win over Wheaton to close out its regular season. Restituyo's career-high mark of 31 points was the most points from a Springfield College women's basketball student-athlete since Donna Masterson, who recorded 35 points in a contest against Middlebury on February 1, 1997. In the win, Restituyo also recorded seven rebounds, one steal and one block for the Pride.
Springfield College will now enter the NEWMAC Championship Tournament as the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 MIT on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in Blake Arena.