Senior Co-Captain Jac Knapp Named NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Knapp averaged 20.0 points per game in the two Jumbo victories

MEDFORD – Senior co-captain guard Jac Knapp of the No. 6 Tufts University women's basketball team (8-0) has been named the New England Small Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week today.

Knapp averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game, as she helped Tufts go 2-0 last week with two non-conference victories.This is the first time Knapp has earned NESCAC Player of the Week. The last Jumbo to win the honor was 2018 graduate Melissa Baptista on February 5 of last season.

She began the week by shooting an efficient seven for 10 from the floor which was good for 14 points in an 80-42 win over Bridgewater State on Tuesday. She also recorded six assists and two rebounds against the Bears.

The guard then tallied career-highs in field goal makes with 10 and points as she scored 26 on Saturday. Knapp was superb from the floor as she shot 10 for 14 and buried three triples. The guard also added five assists and two steals in the Jumbos' 85-59 victory against the University of New England.

So far this season, Knapp has averaged the most minutes per game with 26.3 as the Jumbos' point guard. She has been a big part of Tufts' offense that averages 86.1 points and 19.1 assists per game, which are both second-best in the NESCAC. The senior is third on the team scoring 12.6 points per contest and is shooting 53.8 percent from the field. Knapp dishes out a team-high average of four assists as she often makes the right pass to a teammate and runs the Jumbo offense. She also shows active hands on the defensive end as she records 1.1 steals per game. Tufts' defense has been great this year as they only allow 45.1 points per contest, which is third in the NESCAC.

Tufts' next game will be on Tuesday at 7 pm when they host non-conference opponent Emerson.

 

Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello