SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University women’s basketball sophomore Brooke Bjelko (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) and men’s basketball freshman Joe Kasperzyk (New Haven, Conn.) have been selected as the Navigant Credit Union Athletes of the Week.
Bjelko scored a career-high 15 points Saturday to help the Bulldogs to a thrilling comeback win at Mount St. Mary’s. Bryant trailed by 14 with 7:45 to play before a 22-4 run gave the Bulldogs the advantage in the final minute. Bjelko collected five of her 12 rebounds in the final 8:16 of the contest to give the sophomore center her third career double-double.
Kasperzyk was named NEC Rookie of the Week for the third time in four weeks after a pair of career-best offensive performances. The freshman guard scored 21 points in Bryant’s 66-59 win at Mount St. Mary’s Thursday with the help of a personal-best three made three-pointers. Kasperzyk matched his 21-point output Saturday at Sacred Heart.