Lady Viking, Trahan, excels

April Emory
February 07, 2005After being named CIAA Rookie of the Week six times this season, freshman sensation Celeste Trahan has joined the conference elite by being named CIAA Player of the Week. In three games last week, she averaged 28.6 points and 20.3 rebounds to lead the Lady Vikings as they went 2-1. In their only loss, to the #3 ranked Shaw University Lady Bears, Trahan posted career highs of 33 points and 24 rebounds. She also scored 31 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Bowie State and 22 points and 21 rebounds in 20 minutes of play against Columbia Union College. This season versus CIAA opponents alone, Trahan is averaging 20.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per contest. In the CIAA she is 5th in scoring, 1st in rebounding, 2nd in blocked shots, and 2nd in field goal percentage. She also leads the Lady Vikings in the four previously mentioned categories. Trahan has posted 12 double-doubles in 19 starts this season. Currently, Celeste leads the NCAA Division II in rebounding and is tied at 25th for blocked shots.