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McQueen named Atlantic East Defensive Player of the Week

McQueen named Atlantic East Defensive Player of the Week

LANCASTER, Pa. – Marymount University women's basketball senior Tyffani McQueen earned her first Atlantic East Conference weekly award, being named the Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

McQueen led a strong defensive effort on Saturday in Atlantic East action against Wesley College. She set a career high with eight steals, as the Saints took down the Wolverines, 86-24, in their only game of the week.

She added 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and one block in the game, as well, with five of the rebounds being defensive.

This marks the second conference weekly award in McQueen's career, as she was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week on February 13, 2017, prior to Marymount joining the Atlantic East.

McQueen and the Saints will return to action on Wednesday, January 23 in conference play at Cabrini University; the tipoff is set for 6 p.m.