RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshman Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the period ending Jan. 18, the CACC announced on Monday. Osmond captured the award for the second consecutive week.
Osmond, a 5-foot-5 shooting guard, recorded her first career "double-double" in Felician's only game of last week. In a 68-50 road league victory over Nyack College on Jan. 13, she turned in 19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and five steals. She also shot 3 for 5 from three-point range.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wbkb/2014-15/releases/11915WBB.
Osmond has played in 13 games for Felician this season, starting 12. She is averaging 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, and ranks fourth in the CACC with 2.83 steals per game. She also leads the Golden Falcons with 19 three-point field goals.
After beginning her scholastic career at Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden, Conn., Osmond graduated from High School in the Community in 2014. While attending HSC, she was an all-state selection for Hillhouse High.
Also on Monday, Felician senior forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician is guided by seventh-year head coach Steve Fagan of Howell. Osmond, Morris and the Golden Falcons (3-13, 2-7) are next in action tonight, when they host Post University in CACC action at 6 p.m. in Rutherford.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.