Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, Pa./Wallenpaupack) of The University of Scranton's women's basketball team is enjoying an outstanding season that has now been recognized on the national level as the junior guard has been named the National Jesuit Player of the Week.
The award is present by the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, a website that promotes basketball and education at Jesuit institutions. Mann, who captured the honor for the third time in her career, joins a list that includes Cynthia Petke of Georgetown, Allazia Blockon of Marquette, Gabby Green of Loyola Marymount, and Madison Gitts of St. Louis University, as winners of the weekly award this season. For more information about the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, visit https://www.jesuitbasketball.com/.
Mann's latest accolade comes on the heels of her third Landmark Conference Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week honor after averaging 26 points per game to lead the Lady Royals to a pair of victories that clinched the top seed in next week's Landmark Conference playoffs for Scranton.
Mann powered the Lady Royals to a 65-52 victory over Drew on Wednesday by pouring in a career-high 34 points while tying a career-best with eight rebounds to go along with two steals and a blocked shot. She followed up that performance by tying for a game-high with 18 points and pacing all players with three assists in a 62-43 win over Catholic on Saturday.
Mann, who shot 51.5 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from long distance, and 91.7 percent from the free throw line last week, averages a team-best 16.3 points per game while also handing out a team-high 79 assists on the year.
Mann and the Lady Royals return to action this evening as they welcome Susquehanna to the Long Center for a Landmark Conference matchup starting at 7:00 p.m.