Monmouth University freshman and Pittston Area graduate Mia Hopkins has been named Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office recently announced. Hopkins became the second Hawk freshman to earn the honor this year, joining Helena Kurt, who was recognized on Nov. 25.
Hopkins continues to emerge as a valuable contributor for the Hawks, as evidenced by her 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this week. She had six points, six rebounds and two assists against Iona on Friday, before matching her season high with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 3-pt. FG) on Sunday against Manhattan.
She also added four rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist against the Jaspers. She shot 42.1 percent (8-19) from the floor, including 42.9 percent (3-7) from long range on the week.