Saint Joseph's van Grinsven Earns Big 5 And A-10 Co-Player of the Week Honors

PHILADELPHIA –Surpassing the 1,000-point plateau for her career and averaging a double-double on the week, Saint Joseph’s redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Knippenberg College) was recognized for her performances as she has been named Atlantic 10 and Big 5 Co-Player of the Week, organization officials announced on Monday. Earning her sixth Big 5 weekly honor and fourth A-10 honor, van Grinsven averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game over two contests, while shooting 53.1 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the foul line.


Leading the Hawks in scoring and rebounding on the week, van Grinsven posted back-to-back double-doubles for SJU. Against La Salle last Wednesday, van Grinsven finished with a team-best 16 points and 15 rebounds to go with three assists. She followed that with a 26-point, 13 rebound game against Fordham on Sunday. Additionally, she surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career against the Rams.


van Grinsven shares the Big 5 weekly honor with Penn’s Alyssa Baron and the A-10 honor with Marah Strickland of Fordham.


The Hawks return to action this Wednesday when they host Massachusetts at 7 p.m.

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