RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Bionca Chambers (Bronx, N.Y./New Milford [N.J.]) was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 3, the CACC announced on Monday. Chambers wins the award for the first time in her career.
Chambers, a 5-foot-7 guard, nabbed eight steals, the most by a Felician female in more than eight years, during a Jan. 30 Golden Falcon home victory over Nyack College. Felician forced 34 Warrior turnovers in that game, its only action of the week. Chambers also grabbed four rebounds, all defensive.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/releases/24POW.
Chambers has now won all three CACC weekly awards in her two-year Felician career. She was the Co-Rookie of the Week on Feb. 19, 2018, and the Player of the Week last week. She shares this week's Defensive Player of the Week honor with Post University junior Jessica Degree.
Chambers has played in 16 games for Felician this season, starting 10. In 24.2 minutes per game, she is averaging a team-high 14.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. She is a 2017 graduate of New Milford High School, and relocated to her birth city of Bronx, N.Y., last summer.
Also on Monday, Felician senior guard Kayla Diaz (Clifton, N.J./Paterson Eastside) was chosen for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. Additionally, men's basketball junior guard Zamir Wright (Newark, N.J./University HS) and redshirt freshman guard Aziz Parker (Westhampton, N.J./Medford Tech) were named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll for that sport.
Felician women's basketball (6-11, 6-4 CACC) is guided by 11th-year head coach Steve Fagan of Howell. Chambers, Diaz and the Golden Falcons are next in action tonight, when they travel to Bloomfield College for a 5:30 p.m. CACC tilt.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 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 University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.