The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that the College of New Rochelle’s Jah-Leah Ellis (Harlem, N.Y./Hun School of Princeton) was selected as the HVIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Ellis kicked off the 2014-15 season by earning MVP honors at the Women’s College Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by Notre Dame of Maryland University over the weekend. The senior averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the Blue Angels’ two wins, enabling the College of New Rochelle to repeat as tournament champions. Ellis also earned tournament MVP honors last season. In the season opener against Cedar Crest, she tallied game-highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds, adding four steals and three assists. In the championship game against the host Gators, she again led all scorers, pouring in 24 points in just 22 minutes of action, adding nine rebounds, four steals and two assists. On the week, she shot .586 from the field.

The College of New Rochelle played its home opener last Friday (Nov. 21), hosting the College of Mt. St. Vincent.