GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly conference student-athlete of the week awards and for the second time this season Gallaudet University junior Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) was named the men's basketball recipient for the week of February 21. The Bison swept the two men's and women's basketball awards this week as senior forward/center Easter Faafiti (Pittsburg, Calif.) was honored on the women's side.
Seeber had a strong performance this week finishing with 35 points, 32 rebounds, 16 assists, eight steals and went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. The Bison went 2-1 overall for the week as they clinched the fourth seed in this week's NEAC tournament. GU was 1-0 away from home last week beating Penn State-Abington 87-69 on February 17. At the Field House the Bison went 1-1 beating Keuka 66-59 on Saturday and then dropped a tough 84-80 game to Wells on Sunday.
The Bison now have a record 19 NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards for the 2010-11 season. Seeber was honored by the NEAC back on December 20.
Gallaudet will travel to Harrisburg, Pa., for the men's conference tournament that tips off on Friday, February 25. GU opens up against fifth-seeded Morrisville State College in the NEAC quarterfinals at 5 p.m.