Sam Roy ’16 Helps Bowdoin Capture NESCAC Title


Sam Roy ’16 and the rest of the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team won the New England Small College Athletic Conference championship on Sunday, March 1, when they upset No. 1-ranked and undefeated Tufts University 70-60.

Roy had nine points, four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in the game. Her biggest play came in the fourth quarter when she stole the ball on defense, dribbled past two defenders, and put up a lay-up that sparked an 8-2 run for the Polar Bears, sealing the deal.

Roy leads the NESCAC in games played, games started, and assists, and is ranked second in free-throw percentage and fourth in field-goal percentage and three-point percentage.

Last year Roy helped Bowdoin reach the NCAA Division III championship game before eventually falling to Amherst 65-45.

Bowdoin will host an NCAA first- and second-round regional on Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, and will take on Brooklyn College on March 6 in the first round. The time of the game has yet to be determined.