Freshman Kelly Beidler (Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood) has been named the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. Beidler averaged 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Mount's two games last week.
Beidler has come on strong for the Mount, scoring in double figures in each of the past four games. He was a key figure in the Mount's 78-76 quadruple-overtime win over Long Island last Thursday. Beidler scored nine of his 15 points in the overtime periods and his dunk with 1:02 remaining in regulation cut Long Island's lead to two points. He finished the game 6-of-8 from the floor while also collecting seven boards. Beidler added 10 points and five rebounds in the Mount's 62-56 loss at Monmouth on Saturday.
The 6-5 freshman forward has scored 53 points over the past four games to raise his scoring average on the season to 6.2 ppg. In his first eight games of the season, Beidler scored just 21 points for the Mount.
Beidler is the second Mount player to earn Rookie of the Week honors, joining teammate Jeremy Goode who won the award in November.
Mount St. Mary's hosts Sacred Heart tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Knott Arena on campus.