August, Tobie Named MSU Athletes of the Week for January 30

Montclair, NJ (1/30/12) - Basketball forwards Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ / Roselle Catholic) and Andrew August (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) have been named MSU Athletes of the Week for January 30. It is the fifth honor for August while Tobie collects her third this season. The two were also named together for the week of January 2.

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).

August was once again solid in a 1-1 week for the Red Hawks averaging 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 56 percent from the field. He posted a game-high 19 points and gave MSU the lead with 13.4 seconds left before Ramapo scored in the final moments in a 64-63 loss, just the second for Montclair State in its last 10 games. He then posted his 14th 20-point contest of the year and seventh in the last eight games collecting 25 points as Montclair rebounded with a 68-57 win at TCNJ. Included in those 25 points was an 11-of-14 performance at the foul line. August is currently ranked second in the NJAC in scoring (20.8 ppg), rebounding (9.2 rpg), field goal percentage (.554) and blocked shots (1.2 bpg). In addition he is ranked seventh in assists (3.4 apg) and 14th in free-throw shooting (.732).