NEW YORK - Columbia University senior Brittany Simmons earned College Sports Madness Ivy League Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors on Monday after lifting the Lions to a 49-45 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn last week.

Simmons tied her career best with a game-high 11 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 effort from the charity stripe.  The McIntosh, Ala. native also led the way with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in an all-around impressive performance.

"Throughout the season, Brittany Simmons has been an excellent leader for us both on and off the court," said Columbia women's basketball head coach Paul Nixon. "It is certainly gratifying as her coach to see her recognized for these efforts.  This is a well-deserved honor."

Up next, Simmons and the Lions head west to California for a pair of games at Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. Columbia will face the 49ers on Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. EST, followed by a 5 p.m. EST showdown against the Titans on Dec. 31.