CLEVELAND - Bowling Green State University women's basketball standout Alexis Rogers has been named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday (Dec. 24) afternoon. Rogers, a redshirt junior, earns the honor for the first time this season and the fourth time in her BGSU career.
Rogers, a native of West Chester, Ohio, had a double-double in the Falcons' lone game last week. She scored the last four points of the game to lead the Brown and Orange to a 64-61, come-from-behind win at the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Rogers had 18 points, a game-high 12 rebounds, one assist and two steals in the victory, and she went 8-for-9 at the free-throw line.
Rogers was a perfect 4-of-4 from the stripe in the final 28.5 seconds of the game, with the first two of those tosses giving the Falcons a one-point lead. Then, after BGSU held on the next defensive possession, Rogers grabbed a rebound, was fouled and made two more FTs with just 1.3 seconds left.
Rogers had 16 points and nine rebounds in the second half alone, and scored BGSU's last seven points of the game against the Minutewomen. On the season, Rogers is averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. She leads the Falcons in rebounding and steals, and is second in scoring. After averaging 5.9 points and 5.3 boards over her first seven games this year, Rogers has averaged 21.0 ppg and 8.7 rpg over the last three contests, all wins.
Rogers shared this week's MAC Player-of-the-Week honors for the East Division with Miami's Courtney Osborn. Naama Shafir of Toledo was named the MAC P-O-W in the West.
Rogers and the Falcons are 8-3 this season, and the BGSU has won five consecutive games heading into the holidays. The Falcons' next game will be on Sunday, Dec. 30, against undefeated (12-0) and nationally-ranked Dayton. That game will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Stroh Center.