Feb. 4, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Bernstein
212-998-2031
Association continues to honor Div. III standouts
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CAMERON, LAWRENCE ARE USBWA
DIV. III NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA) Brian Cameron of Wesley College (Dover, Del.) and Abbey Lawrence of Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Players of the Week for the week ending February 2.

Cameron, a 6-1 senior guard from Newark, Del., recorded a pair of 30-point games and played the full 40 minutes in each as Wesley (12-8, 6-1) defeated both of its opponents last week. In Wednesday's 76-73 win over Gwynedd Mercy, Cameron scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, totaled five assists, and added a steal. Then, in the Wolverines' 88-84 victory at Marymount on Saturday, Cameron finished with 38 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. For the week, he averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and two steals while shooting 55.3 percent (21-of-38) from the field, 86.4 percent (19-of-22) from the foul line and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from three-point range. For his efforts, Cameron was also named the Atlantic East Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.

Lawrence, a 5-9 sophomore guard/forward helped lead Case Western Reserve (10-8, 5-2) to two road wins last week. On Friday, Lawrence scored a career-high 30 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in the Spartans' 80-68 win at Brandeis. Then, in Sunday's 87-75 victory at NYU (then-receiving votes D3hoops.com), she filled up the box score with 28 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal. For the week, Lawrence averaged 29 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block while shooting 57.6 percent (19-of-33) from the field, a perfect 100 percent (16-of-16) from the foul line and 40 percent (4-of-10) from behind the arc. For her efforts, Lawrence was also named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week. This is the sixth season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division III.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.

2019-20 USBWA Division III National Players of the Week
Week ending Nov. 10: Nate Schimonitz, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Tessa Zamolyi, Misericordia University
Week ending Nov. 17: Jake Ross, Springfield College and Leah Porath, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Week ending Nov. 24: Matthew Mancuso, University of Scranton and Katelyn Pickunka, Smith College
Week ending Dec. 1: Hunter Martineau, Hilbert College and Sydney Kopp, DePauw University
Week ending Dec. 8: Jared Wagner, York College and Amina Wiley, Mitchell College
Week ending Dec. 15: Eric Demers, Gordon College and Alexis Jones, Augustana College
Week ending Jan. 5: Tyler Frederick, La Roche University and Katie Garrish, Southern Virginia University
Week ending Jan. 12: Chris LaBelle, Centenary University and Olivia Nagy, John Carroll University
Week ending Jan. 19: Sam Jefferson, Colby College and Dejah Terrell, Albright College
Week ending Jan. 26: Nate West, LeTourneau University and Taite Anderson, Bethel University
Week ending Feb. 2: Brian Cameron, Wesley College and Abbey Lawrence, Case Western Reserve University
Week ending Feb. 9: Jake Ross, Springfield College and Katie McShea, Marymount University
Week ending Feb. 16: Isaiah Brown, SUNY Potsdam and Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel College
Week ending Feb. 23: Nate West, LeTourneau University and Shyla Osmond, Albertus Magnus College
Week ending March 1: Gabriel Leifer, Yeshiva University and Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon College