Roser Claims NCAA Division III Lead In Rebounds Per Game

Roser Claims NCAA Division III Lead In Rebounds Per Game

AURORA, N.Y. – Junior Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) of the Wells College women's basketball team leads all NCAA Division III players in rebounds per game, the NCAA Statistics Office announced earlier this week. Roser and the Express possess a 2-1 record against North Eastern Athletic Conference opponents, the best start in their three year program history.

With an average of 16.7 rebounds per game through the team's first 10 games of the season, Roser leads all qualifying players amongst Division III programs on a national scale. Additionally, Roser ranks second overall in the country with nine double-doubles, reaching double-digit point and rebound totals in nine of the team's 10 games.

During the 2011-12 season, Roser finished the season ranked third nationally with 14.4 rebounds per game while ranking 11th overall in double-doubles (16). As a freshman in 2010-11, Roser ranked sixth overall with 21 double-doubles and eighth in points per game (21.9). Roser has averaged 14.5 boards per game across 55 career contests while also scoring 20.2 points per game. She also has collected 46 double-doubles in 55 career games.

As a rookie goalkeeper for the women's soccer this season, Roser was also nationally ranked in total saves by turning aside 191 shots on goal for the Express. She concluded her first collegiate season as a goalkeeper with a 2.81 goals-against average alongside a .780 save percentage in just over 1728 of action between the pipes.

Including Roser, six players in Wells College history since the 1999-00 season have concluded their athletic seasons ranked within the top 10 nationally in official NCAA statistical categories. Juan Paulino of the men's basketball team led all NCAA Division III players in rebounds per game (16.5) while also posting the nation's best field goal percentage (.705). Beth Cereo '10, a member of the field hockey program, ranked fourth in saves per game (13.27) in 2006 while finishing 10th in the nation in the same category (11.28) in 2007.

Emily Lotkowictz '10 was nationally ranked in five different categories during her women's lacrosse career. In 2009, she ranked third in goals per game (5.9) and fifth in draw controls per game (5.2). During her senior season, she finished second in the nation with 7.33 points per game, sixth in total points (110) and ninth in both goals per game (4.4) and assists per game (2.93.) Mike Birklin 10' ranked sixth in the nation in saves per game (9.4) as a member of the men's soccer team in 2006 while Tracy Chappell '04 of the softball program ranked third nationally in triples per game (.300) in 2002.

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