RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshman Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the period ending Jan. 11, the CACC announced today. Osmond is the first member of her team to earn a CACC weekly award in 2014-15.
Osmond, a 5-foot-5 shooting guard, averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in Felician's 1-1 week. On Jan. 7, she tallied 19 points in the Golden Falcons' home loss to Bloomfield College. She followed up with 24 points, matching her season high, four assists and five steals in Saturday's home victory over Concordia (N.Y.) College
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wbkb/2014-15/releases/11215WBB.
Osmond has played in 12 games for Felician this season, starting 11. She is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, and ranks fourth in the CACC with 2.83 steals per game. She also leads the Golden Falcons with 16 three-point field goals.
After beginning her scholastic career at Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden, Conn., Osmond graduated from High School in the Community in 2014. While attending HSC, she was an all-state selection for Hillhouse High.
Felician is guided by seventh-year head coach Steve Fagan of Howell. Osmond and the Golden Falcons (2-13, 1-7) are next in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., for a 5:30 p.m. CACC tilt.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.