Tobie Wins Second Consecutive, Sixth Overall NJAC Rookie of the Week Honor

Montclair, NJ (1/30/12) - Freshman forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ / Roselle Catholic) collected her second straight and sixth overall New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honor on Monday.

Tobie had an incredible week as Montclair State stretched its winning streak to seven games overall and five straight in the NJAC to move to 5-4 in the league. She averaged 24.3 points along with 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Tobie shot 45.8 percent from the floor (22-of-48) and made 25-of-28 attempts (89 percent) at the foul line.

Tobie had a season-high 27 points along with seven rebounds as Montclair won at Cabrini 66-47. Two nights later, she posted just the third 30-point game by an MSU player in the last 10 years registering her second double-double of the year as MSU rallied from a seven-point deficit at halftime for a 67-51 win over Ramapo. Tobie had 11 points in a game-ending 21-6 run by the Red Hawks. She capped off the week with a game-high 14 points along with seven rebounds as MSU went on the road and defeated TCNJ, 67-56.

Tobie is currently ranked in the Top 15 in the NJAC in five different categories, including scoring (18.0 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg), field goal percentage (.504), assists (2.5 apg) and free-throw shooting (.805).