By Tyler Chaput
Justin Rutty has earned WQAQ Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this semester after being named Choice Hotels/NEC Co-Player of the Week on Monday, Feb. 23. He is recognized after leading Quinnipiac to victories against Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Long Island on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Overall, Rutty averaged 18.0 points and 11.0 boards in those two wins. He busted out for 23 points and 16 rebounds in the 78-73 win at LIU.
The sophomore leads his team in rebounding with 245 total boards, and is second on the team in scoring with 398 points and scoring average with 15.3 points per game.
Rutty is also second in the country in offensive rebounds per game (4.54), 13th in field goal percentage (.615), and 23rd in rebounds per game (9.42).