READING, Pa. – Sophomore Dejah Terrell has been named the Women’s DIII News Player of the Month for January, announced in the Jan. 29 edition of the Small College Hoops Women’s DIII Newsletter.
The organization recognized Terrell specifically for her performances in two games the week ending Jan. 19, as Albright continues its best start to a season behind a 17-1 record.
On Jan. 15, Terrell totaled 33 points in an 83-72 conference win over Widener. Scoring a career-high six three-pointers, she shot 12-of-20 from the field, 6-of-10 from deep, and 3-of-3 from the foul line. Terrell also added 17 rebounds and two blocks in the victory.
Albright fell 82-73 to Messiah three days later for the squad’s first loss of the season. Terrell scored a career-high 41 points to set the program’s single-game scoring record, while going 15-of-28 from the floor, 4-of-7 from three, and 7-of-8 from the line. She pulled down 15 rebounds and tallied three blocks, three assists, and one steal in the contest.
Over these two games, Terrell averaged 37 points paired with 16 rebounds to lead the way for the Lions. The sophomore also averaged 2.5 blocks and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting 56 percent from the floor, 58 percent from three, and 90 percent from the line.
Terrell continues to pace the MAC Commonwealth with 22.8 points per game, and also ranks second in rebounding with 12.4 per game and in blocked shots with 3.0 per game.
During this time period, Terrell was named the USBWA National Player of the Week and the MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week as well.
Small College Hoops Women’s DIII News has been covering Division III women’s basketball since 1993. Included in the monthly issues is up-to-the-minute news, regional reports, standings and records for all Division III teams, coaching profiles, plus player and coach awards. To read the full newsletter, click here (PDF).