Beaulieu named NESCAC Player of the Week

HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates senior Allie Beaulieu has been named NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced on Monday, after helping to lead the Bobcats to an exciting 3-0 week with wins over Bowdoin, Colby and the University of New England.

Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) began the week by dropping in 20 points, tying for the team lead with senior Taryn O'Connell (Georgetown, Mass.), and playing the full 45 minutes in Bates' 59-58 overtime triumph over UNE on Tuesday night. She shot 8-for-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 on 3-pointers, to go along with four assists, four rebounds and a blocked shot in the game.

The 5-foot-9 guard posted 22 points and 10 rebounds, tying for her career-high on the boards and registering her second career double-double, as Bates edged Bowdoin 63-57 on Thursday night. She didn't leave the floor for the third straight game and shot 6-of-10 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Beaulieu was held to seven points on Saturday, but she drew an outsized amount of defensive attention as the Bobcats defeated Colby 62-49. Beaulieu has logged 241 of a possible 245 minutes in the six games since sophomore Molly Brown (South Dartmouth, Mass.) has been out with an injury, and Bates has gone 4-2 in those games.

Beaulieu also won NESCAC Player of the Week honors in January 2010, during her rookie season with the Bobcats. Today Beaulieu is Bates' all-time leader in 3-pointers, with 164, and stands just 42 points away from becoming the 18th woman in team history to score 1,000 career points.

NESCAC Women's Basketball Weekly Release #4