Howe Earns GNAC Rookie of the Week Honor

Howe Earns GNAC Rookie of the Week Honor

STANDISH, Maine – Weekly accolades have been announced and Saint Joseph's College freshman guard Jayne Howe (Pembroke, Mass.) has been selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBWCA) Rookie of the Week.

Howe averaged 12.5 points and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 68.8% (11-16) from the floor and 75% (3-4) from three-point range in a 2-0 week for the Monks. The freshman guard scored 16 points off a 7-for-10 shooting effort in a win over UMaine-Farmington on Tuesday.

Through six games this season Howe is averaging 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks per contest and is shooting 43.9% (18-41) from the floor.

Howe is the first Saint Joseph's women's basketball player to garner GNAC Rookie of the Week honors since Kelsi McNamara '19 earned the award on February 17th, 2016.

Saint Joseph's (4-2) will play at Colby College on Thursday at 6:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at