Monday, November 12, 2012

Cressler Ivy League Rookie of the Week

(Photo Cornell Athletics)

Cornell's Nolan Cressler was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week by the Ivy League Office.  

Below is the news release from Cornell Athletics:
ITHACA, N.Y. – Freshman guard Nolan Cressler has been named the Ivy League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week after playing a leading role in the Big Red's 63-55 win over Western Michigan in the 2012-13 season opener.
Cressler came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points and set a school freshman scoring record for a debut, surpassing the 18 points Ryan Wittman scored against Northwestern to open the 2006-07 campaign. He nailed 6-of-8 3-pointers and added two rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot and a steal without a turnover in 18 productive minutes. Cressler made all four shots, including three 3-pointers, in the first half for 11 points, and posted nine points, two rebounds and added the block, assist and steal in the second half.
Cressler and the rest of his Big Red teammates will square off against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at Newman Arena in Bartels Hall. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on NBC Sports Network.
Below is an excerpt of the news release from the Ivy Office:
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball is off and running with an action-packed stretch of 19 games over the first full week of the 2012-13 season.
Ancient Eight teams started the year in an impressive fashion, combining for a 7-1 record over the opening weekend, including a 4-0 mark in home games and a 3-0 mark in true road games.
This week, the League hits the national stage as Harvard travels to Massachusetts for 10 a.m. start as a part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon, Yale plays four games in three different locations as a part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Penn heads south to Charlottesville, Va., to participate in the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off and Cornell hosts St. Bonaventure in the first of 13 games on the NBC Sports Network for the conference before hitting the road to play at Wisconsin and at Arizona State as a part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
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ROOKIE OF THE WEEKCornell freshman guard Nolan Cressler (Pittsburgh) came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points in his first collegiate game as the Big Red knocked off Western Michigan 63-55. In the process, Cressler set a school freshman scoring record for a debut, surpassing the 18 points Ryan Wittman scored against Northwestern to open the 2006-07 campaign. He nailed 6-of-8 three-pointers and added two rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot and a steal without a turnover in 18 productive minutes. Cressler made all four shots, including three three-pointers, in the first half for 11 points, and posted nine points, two rebounds and added the block, assist and steal all in the second half.
Cressler's Statistics for the Week
MINFG-APCT3FG-APCTFT-APCTREBA   B  S  PTS
vs. Western Michigan187-12.5836-8.7500-0.000211120


IVY LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS 2012-2013

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth/Will Barrett, Princeton

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 12-Nolan Cressler, Cornell

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Nolan on his "rookie of the week" debut. In the picture, his stroke looks very similar to the player who wore #3 just prior to him.