Tobie Named NJAC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ (11/21/11) - One week into her collegiate career and freshman Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ / Roselle Catholic) has already picked up an award. The forward was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week as the league announced its first winners of the season.

Tobie helped the Red Hawks off to a 2-1 start as she averaged 21.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting just over 57 percent from the field in the three contests.

Tobie scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in her debut as Montclair knocked off Scranton 57-55, their first win over the Lady Royals since 1990. She then had 25 points and eight boards in a 73-66 win over Regis in the Eastern Connecticut Tip-Off Tournament opening round. Tobie closed out her week with 23 points and eight boards in a 75-68 loss to the host Warriors in the title game. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Tobie currently ranks third in the NJAC in scoring, sixth in rebounding and seventh in field goal percentage.