Wallpher Named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for March 4
Mar 04, 2012
YORK, PA – York College sophomore point guard Aja
Wallpher(Ellicot City, Md./Seton Keough)
has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week after leading the
women’s basketball team to a pair of wins in the first two
rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Wallpher began her week with her second double-double of the
season with 13 points and 11 assists in the Spartans’ 86-66
win over St. Vincent in the opening round of the tournament.
Wallpher was 5-for-9 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the free throw
line en route to the 13 points. She had just one turnover in her 39
minutes of action. Wallpher also had three rebounds and three
steals in the victory.
Wallpher followed that with a game-high 11 assists and eight
points in York’s 90-81 win over #15 Juniata. Wallpher was
4-for-7 from the floor as she also had three steals in her 35
minutes of play.
For the week, Wallpher averaged 10.5 points, 11.0 assists, 3.0
steals, and 1.5 rebounds in 37 minutes of play. She shot 56% from
the floor while she committed just two turnovers for the
For the season, Wallpher is leading the nation in assists at 7.3
helpers per game. She is adding 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per
game. She also leads the Spartans in steals with 96. Wallpher leads
the Capital Athletic Conference in assists, assists per game,
steals and steals per game. She earned first-team All-CAC accolades
as announced last week.