MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College freshman, Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) has been named the 2017-18 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year, as voted by league coaches and announced by the conference office today.
The freshman had a stellar collegiate debut for the Mustangs, starting at the point guard position all 25 games during the regular season, and is the second Morrisville State women's basketball player to garner the freshman honor.
Campbell averaged 30.4 minutes per game and averaged 12.9 points per game to rank second on the Mustang squad in scoring. Her quick ability to move the ball in the transition game as well as find the open opportunity made her a threat from all spots on the floor, including in the defensive game where she was only credited for 41 steals, but often caused chaos for all opponents.
Campbell posted a single game high 27 points against Wells and had one double-double on the season with her 18 points, 12 assists against Gallaudet.
On the season she collected a total 323 points, 66 rebounds, 98 assists while shooting 76.5 percent from the free throw line. She ranks fourth overall in the NEAC in assists, 15th in points, 10th in free throw percentage and is the leading scorer among all freshmen conference wide.
Campbell played a key role in the Mustangs making a post-season tournament appearance for a fourth consecutive season.
The graduate of the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts is majoring in individual studies at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Antoinette Walker and Malik Campbell of Buffalo.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.