Bowdoin College junior Samantha Roy '16 was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her recent performances against Amherst College and Hamilton College.
Roy leads the No. 1 nationally ranked and undefeated Polar Bears in minutes per game and assists; is fourth on the team in rebounds, points and steals; and leads the entire NESCAC in assists and assists per game.
Against Amherst and Hamilton last weekend, the point guard from Stafford Springs, Conn., averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.5 steals. She also hit an important three pointer with just over a minute left in the Amherst game to secure the victory for the Polar Bears. She shot 50 percent on the weekend.
Last year Roy helped lead the Polar Bears to the Division III national championship game, where Bowdoin fell to Amherst 65-45.