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00 Sarah Olson

JUNIOR (2014-15): Started all 28 games played… Led the Hawks with 11.5 points per game, while also shooting a team-best 35.4 percent (70-198) from long range, good for 12th in the MAAC… Her 2.5 three-point field goals made per game also ranked fourth in the MAAC… Hit seven three-point field goals against Siena (Jan. 22), the second-most three-point field goals made in program history… Finished the game against Siena with a career-high 27 points… Connected on four or more three-point field goals eight times on the year, including five instances of five or more… Scored in double figures a team-best 15 times… Named to MAAC All-Academic Team... Scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from long range in her Monmouth debut against Lehigh (Nov. 15)… Shot 4-of-11 from beyond the three-point arc in consecutive games against LIU Brooklyn (Nov. 20) and Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25), finishing with 16 points in both contests… Hit on 5-of-10 three-point attempts for 15 points in a win over Colgate (Dec. 13)… Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Xavier (Dec. 10)… Returned from a three-game absence due to injury to compile 18 points and eight rebounds in a win at hOURglass rival Rider (Jan. 8)… Scored 16 points and hit 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in a win at Manhattan (Jan. 16)… Erupted for 19 of her 22 points, including five of her six three-pointers, in the second half at Siena (Feb. 7)… Scored 21 points, including 6-of-10 shooting from long range in a win over Manhattan (Feb. 26).

2013-14:
Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations… Earned MAAC All-Academic Team honors.

2012-13 (Sophomore at NJIT): Played in every game (31) with 20 starts for the Great West Conference Tournament Champions... Led the Highlanders with 54 three-point field goals made, ranking third in the Great West, and a .390 three-point field goal percentage, leading the Great West)... Averaged 7.4ppg... Notched nine double-digit contests (five 20-point games)... Notched six three-pointers on three different occasions...Recorded double-figures in both GWC Tournament games (16 vs. Texas-Pan American and 10 vs. Utah Valley).

2011-12 (Freshman at NJIT): Great West Conference preseason honorable mention... Finished as the team's third-leading scorer with 7.7 ppg and ranked second with 46 three-pointers made... Notched a career-high 25 points in her first collegiate game vs. Brown (Nov. 13)... Recorded 11 double-digit contests... Posted season-high six three-pointers at Chicago State (Feb.4) ....Great West Conference Player of the Week (Nov. 18).

Before Monmouth: Led Howell to a 21-4 record, an undefeated regular season in the Shore Conference A North and a berth in the semifinals of the Central Jersey Group 4 state sectional tournament as a senior... The A North coaches voted her to the all-division team and the News Transcript named her to its all-district first team after she averaged a team-best 11.6 points per game, including 30 three-pointers and a 79 percent success rate at the foul line. An all-conference honoree in earlier years, she also played in the 2011 Shore Conference Senior All-Star Game. 

Personal: The daughter of Kathi and Clyde Olson... Born in Staten Island, N.Y. … A sociology major with a minor in global sustainability.

YEAR GP/GS FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/RPG AST TO BLK STL PTS/PPG
11-12* 30/24 78-222 .351 46-150 .307 28-41 .683 84/2.8 22 66 1 20 230/7.7
12-13* 31/21 75-196 .383 57-146 .390 21-28 .750 64/2.1 17 43 1 19 228/7.4
14-15 28/28 108-286 .378 70-198 .354 36-43 .837 103/3.7 28 34 1 30 322/11.5
TOTAL 89/73 261-704 .371 173-494 .350 85-112 .759 251/2.8 67 143 3 69 780/8.8

* at NJIT

Olson's Career Highs (Includes Two Seasons at NJIT)
Points: 27 vs. Siena (01/22/15)
Rebounds: 9 at Xavier (12/10/14)
Assists: 3, two times, last at Siena (02/07/15)
Blocks: 1, three times, last vs. Rider (02/13/15)
Steals: 5 vs. Texas Pan American (03/15/13)
Minutes: 38, three times, last vs. Texas Pan American (03/15/13)

Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
High School: Howell
Other College: NJIT
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