Five athletes honored by Liberty League
Five Hamilton College athletes were honored by the Liberty League on Dec. 6 when the league announced its weekly award winners.
Ephraim McDowell '12 (Boston, Mass./Beaver Country Day School) and Pat Sullivan '12 (Madison, N.J./Delbarton School) were selected to the men's basketball team of the week, and Eliza Howe '13 (Westport, Conn./Staples HS) made the women's basketball team of the week.
Muriel Schwinn '13 (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little HS) earned women's track and field co-field performer of the week honors, and Jimmy Alexis '13 (Jacksonville, Fla./Samuel W. Wolfson Senior HS) was a men's track and field co-field performer of the week pick.
McDowell averaged 21 points and 3.5 rebounds, shot 45.5 percent (10-22) from 3-point range and made all six free-throw attempts in a 2-0 week. He ranks second in the league in scoring at 16.4 points per game, fifth in free throw percentage at 86.4 percent, fifth in 3-point field goal percentage at 42.5 percent and he leads the league with 3.4 3-point field goals made per game.
Sullivan averaged 18 points and 6 rebounds, and shot 63.6 percent (14-22) from the field in a 2-0 week. He scored a career-high 26 points in a 74-61 win against SUNY Institute of Technology on Nov. 29. He leads the league in scoring with 17.6 points per game, ranks ninth with 6.2 rebounds per game and third in field goal percentage at 56.1 percent. He has been honored twice this season.
Howe scored a team-high 18 points in a 58-50 win at Utica College on Nov. 30 -- Hamilton's lone game last week. She ranks 16th in the league in scoring with 10.6 points per game. The Continentals aim to start the season 6-0 for the first time in program history on Thursday, Dec. 9, when they travel to SUNY Oneonta for a non-league game.
Schwinn finished 22nd of 52 athletes in the long jump at the non-team scoring, multi-divisional Cornell University Relays on Dec. 4. She recorded a leap of 4.87 meters (15-feet-11¾).
Alexis tied for 22nd place in the pole vault at the non-team scoring, multi-divisional Cornell University Relays on Dec. 4. He cleared 4.05 meters (13-feet-3½).