Tarbert Tabs Program-Record Fifth America East Rookie of the Week

America East Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman forward Sara Tarbert (Delta, Pa./Kennard-Dale) picked up a Retrievers' women's basketball record fifth America East Rookie of the Week honor and her second straight, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Tarbert led the Retrievers in scoring at 16.5 points per game and added 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest on the week. The rookie started out the week with 10 points and six rebounds versus Stony Brook and followed with her sixth 20-point effort and fifth double-double of the season against Hartford, finishing with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Tarbert extended her double-figuring scoring streak to 11 games with Saturday's effort versus the Hawks and currently ranks fifth all-time for a UMBC freshman in scoring (369), while leading all America East freshmen in points per game (13.7) on the year.