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Nowhak national Rookie of the Year

First-year Meghan Nowhak is already over halfway to being a 1,000-point scorer.

Nowhak, who boosted this year’s lady Eagles basketball team to a 17-9 record overall and 8-6 in the Freedom Conference, was named national Rookie of the Year by D3hoops.com. Nowhak also earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region 1st team and was selected as a WBCA Honorable Mention All-America.

While knocking out an average of 20.4 points per game and grabbing 9.3 rebounds a game, she was 15th in the nation in scoring and 25th in shooting percentage.

Does Nowhak let these successes go to her head? Not even close. “I don’t really think about it too much,” she said. “I’m usually way too into the game to think about how many points I have.”

Nowhak’s excellent basketball skills are not only the result of her style of physical play. For her, basketball is as much about the mind as it is about the body.

“Staying consistent in games takes a lot of mental stamina. You have to stop thinking so much,” Nowhak said.

Next season, Nowhak will be one of eight returning sophomores. Since the young team will only improve from here, we can look forward to a lot more victories for women’s basketball. Nowhak herself is convinced of that: “We are working our way to winning the MAC conference championship.”

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