PHILADELPHIA - Averaging 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game last week, Saint Joseph's redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven was named Philadelphia Big 5 Women's Basketball Player of the Week, organization officials announced on Monday.
Facing Lafayette on Wednesday, van Grinsven dominated in the post, tallying a then season-high 19 points to go with 11 rebounds, three steals an assist and a blocked shot in the Hawks' 69-43 win over the Leopards. The 6-foot-3 forward followed with arguably her best game collegiately, scoring a career-high 24 points and adding 11 rebounds and a blocked shot against Villanova on Saturday. For the week, van Grinsven shot 51.4 percent from the floor (18-of-35), including 6-of-7 from the foul line (85.7 percent) and 1-of-2 from three-point range. The weekly award is the second one this season for van Grinsven.