Well before Jasmine Nwajei, there was Kim Rhock.
Mount St. Mary’s joined the Northeast Conference just in time for her senior season.
Although she spent only one year competing in the NEC, the 5-foot-10 forward had plenty of time to leave her mark and she did just that.
On February 8, 1990, Rhock set a single-game scoring record that would stand for more than one-quarter century. The Mount senior dropped 50 points on Monmouth, becoming the first woman ever to reach the 50-point mark in a #NECWBB game.
It wasn’t until this past January that a NEC player achieved the feat again. Wagner’s Jasmine Nwajei joined Rhock in the 50-point club when she hit for 53 in a 77-73 setback to Sacred Heart on Jan. 24, 2016.
Rhock went on to capture the 1990 #NECWBB Player of the Year award, steering the Mountaineers to a 23-win season that included a regular season conference crown. The Mount, which went 14-2 in league play that season, dropped a 70-65 decision to Fairleigh Dickinson in the 1990 title tilt.
Rhock, who earned a spot on the 1990 NEC All-Tournament Team, finished her career with 1,808 points and 992 rebounds. Both marks rank second all-time in the Mount’s career record book.
She also played softball for Mount St. Mary’s after earning high school varsity letters in four different sports at Wicomico HS in Maryland.
The late Bill Sheahan, a NEC Hall of Fame head coach, referred to Rhock saying, “Kim is one of the best all-around players I’ve ever had.”