PRINCETON, N.J. — Columbia women’s basketball junior Camille Zimmerman was named Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. The selection is Zimmerman’s fifth of the season.
Zimmerman averaged 29.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in Columbia’s two Ivy League games. The highlight of the week was her 37-point, 19-rebound performance in Friday’s 91-88 quadruple-overtime victory at Dartmouth, the longest game in Ivy League women’s basketball history. Zimmerman set career-highs in points, rebounds and steals (4) and also broke both the Ivy League and Columbia records for field goal attempts (11-37 FG). Her 37 points rank third all-time at Columbia and 18th in Ivy League history.
The next day, Columbia traveled to first-place Harvard, where Zimmerman scored a game-high 22 points (8-22 FG) and filled up the stat sheet with eight rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal. After trailing by as many as 12 in the second half, Zimmerman gave Columbia the lead, 56-55, with a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Harvard went back on top by as many as five, but Zimmerman tied it back up at 68 with less than 30 seconds remaining. The Lions came up just short of their second straight victory, 70-68.
Zimmerman ranks No. 1 in the Ivy League in points per game (21.6), total points (367), rebounds per game (10.1), total rebounds (171), field goal percentage (45.5 pct, min. 5 made/game), total field goals made (145), total field goal attempts (319), double-doubles (9) and minutes per game (37.18). In Ivy League play, Zimmerman leads the conference in points per game (25.3), total points (101), total rebounds (46), minutes per game (42.8) and is No. 2 in rebounds per game (11.5).
Nationally, Zimmerman is 12th in points per game and among the NCAA’s top 50 in rebounds, double-doubles, field goals made, field goal attempts, defensive rebounds and minutes played.
Zimmerman, from Tempe, Arizona, is one player-of-the-week selection shy of the Columbia record of six held by Judie Lomax ‘10BC from the 2009-10 campaign. Lomax went on to be named Ivy League Player of the Year, leading the country at 14.2 rebounds per game. Zimmerman becomes the 11th Ivy to receive five Player of the Week honors in a single season and the 17th Ivy to earn seven Player of the Week awards for her career.
Seniors Devon Roeper and Tori Oliver were named to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll. Roeper averaged a double-double of 16.5 points and 10 rebounds, including a season-high 18 points and career-high 11 rebounds in the four-overtime victory at Dartmouth. Oliver also averaged a double-double of 13.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, pulling down a career-high 14 against the Big Green.
Dartmouth’s Fanni Szabo was named Co-Player of the Week alongside Zimmerman.
Columbia (11-6, 1-3 Ivy) returns to action Friday and Saturday with a road trip to Yale and Brown. The Lions battle Yale on Friday 6 p.m., followed by Brown on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Camille Zimmerman, Columbia (Jr., G/F – Tempe, Ariz.)
37 points, 19 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 80.0 FT% at Dartmouth
22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 66.7 3FG%, 80.0 FT% at Harvard
Fanni Szabo, Dartmouth (Sr., F – Budapest, Hungary)
31 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 70.0 FG%, 100.0 3FG%, 100.0 FT% vs. Columbia
23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 69.2 FG%, 50.0 3FG%, 100.0 FT% vs. Cornell
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jeannie Boehm, Harvard (Fr., F – Winnetka, Ill.)
5 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 50.0 FG% vs. Cornell
20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 50.0 FG% vs. Columbia
Jen Berkowitz, Yale (Jr., F – Wayland, Mass.)
15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 75.0 FG%, 75.0 FT% vs. Brown
Justine Gaziano, Brown (Fr., G/F – Natick, Mass.)
11 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists at Yale
Megan Gorman, Yale (Fr., G – Vero Beach, Fla.)
10 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 44.4 FG% vs. Brown
Megan Leduc, Cornell (Sr., G – Vienna, Va.)
12 points, 3 rebounds, 41.7 FG% at Harvard
19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 53.8 FG%, 71.4 3FG% at Dartmouth
Tori Oliver, Columbia (Sr., F – Manassas, Va.)
11 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists at Dartmouth
16 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 41.7 FG%, 75.0 FT% at Harvard
Madeline Raster, Harvard (So., G – South Bend, Ind.)
8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 100.0 FT% vs. Cornell
18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 63.6 FG%, 66.7 3FG% vs. Columbia
Devon Roeper, Columbia (Sr., F/C – San Diego)
18 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 100.0 FG% at Dartmouth
15 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block, 50.0 FG%, 100.0 FT% at Harvard
Tamara Simpson, Yale (Jr., G – North Babylon, N.Y.)
15 points, 1 rebound, 5 steals, 50.0 FG%, 100.0 FT% vs. Brown
Erika Steeves, Brown (So., F – Montreal)
15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 46.2 FG%, 100.0 3FG% at Yale
Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Sr., C – St. Louis)
16 points, 7 rbeounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 46.7 FG% vs. Temple
13 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 60.0 FG%, 100.0 FT% vs. Stevens