WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College senior Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) was tabbed as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Ouimette posted a pair of double-doubles and averaged 15.0 points and 16.5 rebounds to earn all-tournament honors as the Beavers split a pair of games against teams receiving votes in the D3hoops.com poll at Rochester's Chuck Resler Tournament. She had 18 points and 13 boards in a 66-52 loss to unbeaten Baldwin Wallace on Saturday and then added 12 points and 20 boards in Sunday's 58-48 win over the host Yellow Jackets.
Ouimette pulled down 19 of her 33 boards on the defensive end and added three steals and one block as Babson held its first two opponents to just 32.5 percent shooting.
The Beavers (1-1) return to action on November 28 when they travel to MIT at 7 p.m.