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Queens College Women's Basketball Team Clinches East Coast Conference Regular Season Title in 14th Consecutive Win at Home


-- Madison Rowland, the College’s All-Time Scoring Leader, is Among Three Seniors Honored Pre-Game for Outstanding Contributions to the Top 15 WBCA-Ranked Team –

QUEENS, NY, February 17, 2017— The last Queens College Knights Women’s Basketball home game of the season on February 15 began with a ceremony recognizing three seniors for helping lead the team to a number 14 ranking by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. It ended with those same seniors helping to clinch the East Coast Conference regular-season title in the team’s momentous 14th consecutive win at home this season. The trio, Joya McFarland and sisters Madison and MacKenzie Rowland, scored 70 of the team’s 78 points. Madison, one of three sisters who play basketball for Queens College (MacKenzie included), became the college’s all-time scoring leader with 2,182 career points in a February 11 at-home win over St. Thomas Aquinas College.
 
The celebratory win was a bittersweet one for the three students who have played on the women’s basketball team for all of their four years at the college. Said Madison Rowland, a media studies major who was named the East Coast Conference player of the week seven times this season, “It’s emotional playing our last home game. This day came quicker than expected. Going undefeated at home in my senior year is special and I’ll remember this season forever.”
 
“I am truly blessed to have Joya, Madison and MacKenzie as part of my coaching journey. Not only are they gifted athletes, but women of high character as well,” said Head Women’s Basketball Coach Elizabeth Naumovski. “They have helped me lead the program into the history books through their commitment and leadership. They have demonstrated tremendous growth during their time at Queens College, and I am very proud that they will forever represent me and the program. Their star is bright and they will continue to shine in their business careers.”
 
“I have had the pleasure of seeing these student-athletes grow each year on and off the court,” said Assistant Vice President and Athletics Director China Jude. “These three ladies exemplify what it is to be a Knight, and I’m truly honored that they have placed our historic women’s basketball program back on the map while implementing their footprints into Queens College history! I am excited about their future in their chosen profession.”
 
About Queens College Athletics
In the belief that an integrated curriculum should foster students’ physical as well as cognitive abilities, the Office of Interleague Collegiate Athletics and Recreation presents students opportunities to participate in and enjoy varsity as well as intramural and recreational athletics. In addition, athletic scholarships are available to selected, talented student athletes. The following teams are open to all students who have matriculated and satisfied the necessary academic requirements as specified by the college and the NCAA: Men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field; and Women’s basketball, cross-country, fencing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, lacrosse.
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