PRINCETON, N.J. — Columbia senior Camille Zimmerman was named Ivy League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. The selection is Zimmerman’s second of the season and the ninth of her career.
Zimmerman recorded her sixth double-double of the season to lead Columbia to a 75-53 victory over Hofstra last Monday. The Tempe, Arizona, native went for game-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds, including a career-high 10 offensive rebounds to help the Lions score 21 second-chance points. Behind Zimmerman’s 10 third-quarter points, the Lions outscored Hofstra 24-6 in the period to turn a one-point halftime deficit into a commanding lead. She ended the game a perfect 8 for 8 at the charity stripe to notch her eighth 20-point game of the season and extend her double-figure scoring streak to 39 games.
Zimmerman leads the Ivy League in several statistical categories, including points per game (21.1), total points (253), total rebounds (106), double-doubles (6), field goals made (91), free throws made (66) and minutes played (414:00). She is also No. 2 in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (50.0) and free throw percentage (86.8), and among the top-10 in the NCAA in total points, field goals made, free throws made, and minutes played.
With 1,661 career points and a career scoring average of 17.3 points per game, Zimmerman is the 13th among active NCAA leaders in total points and 12th in points per game. Monday’s performance boosted Zimmerman to 18th on the Ivy League’s all-time career scoring list.
Additionally, first-year Riley Casey was named to the Ivy League weekly Honor Roll. Casey, who was named Rookie of the Week each of the previous two weeks, scored 16 points on 5 of 10 shooting in Monday’s 22-point victory. She leads all Ivy League freshmen in scoring at 10.7 points per game.
Columbia (6-6) returns to action next week when it plays two games in Houston, Texas. The Lions go up against the Houston Cougars on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. ET. That Saturday, Columbia faces Rice at 3 p.m. ET before flying back to New York.