Apprentice School women's basketball sophomore Courtney Collins and wrestling junior Stuart Roes were named U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Players of the Week for the week ending December 11 on Tuesday.
Collins had an outstanding weekend in the Penn State Brandywine Holiday Classic as she averaged 24.5 points, nine rebounds and hit 18-of-29 (62.1%) from the floor in a pair of Lady Builder victories. A Norfolk, VA native and electrician apprentice, she recorded career highs in points (25), rebounds (12) and assists (6) in an 80-37 win over Central Penn College. The next day she nearly matched her point total with 24 in a 75-60 win over the host Penn State Brandywine.
For the year she leads the team in scoring (15.9 ppg) and third in rebounding (6.7 rpg) as the Apprentice School (9-0) is currently ranked #2 in the latest USCAA Coaches Poll. They'll next see action on Wednesday night hosting Averett University at 6 pm.
Roes also had a fine weekend as the wrestling team went 3-0 to win the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retriever Duals on Sunday. A Staunton, VA native and machinist apprentice, Roes went 3-0 with a pair of wins by fall and a major decision on the day. He opened with a win by fall in 2:08 against West Chester University as the Builders won the dual 27-16. In the match against the host team, Roes stopped a four-bout win streak by the Retrievers with an 11-2 major decision at 197 pounds to help ensure a 26-21 Apprentice School win. In the final match against U.S. Navy Prep, Roes recorded a win by fall in 1:41 to help lead a 42-12 Builder victory.
The wrestling team will next see action on January 7 when they participate in the Waynesburg Invitational in Waynesburg, PA.