Buffalo, Western Michigan Student-Athletes Earn Women's Basketball Honors

Updated 11/28/2000
Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week
Tiffany Bell, Buffalo (Sr., F)
Alexandria, Va. (Hayfield HS)

Buffalos Tiffany Bell is this week's MAC East Division Player of the Week after averaging 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots per contest. Bell, who hit on 50 percent of her shots from the field (14-for-28), helped the Bulls to a pair of wins over Niagara and Canisius. Bell had 15 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks in a win over Niagara, then followed with 21 points and 12 boards versus Canisius. The senior forward also added two blocks and two steals versus Canisius.

Other nominees:
Jamie Scott, Akron -- Had 14 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes against Niagara. Was 6-for-10 from the field.

Francine Miller, Bowling Green -- Averaged 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest as the Falcons went 1-2. Was named to Auburns all-tournament team.

Lori Krezeczowski, Kent State -- Scored 14 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out eight assists in the teams overtime win against Pittsburgh. The freshman tied the game with a pair of free throws with six seconds left in regulation, then had four points in the extra session.

Catie Knable, Marshall -- Averaged 13 rebounds and eight points for the Herd, who went 1-1 on the week. Had 16 rebounds and seven points in college debut versus Youngstown State.

Heather Cusick, Miami -- Averaged 18 points, 5.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game as the RedHawks battled three tough teams last week. Scored 21 points versus No. 25 Vanderbilt and broke the tourney record with 11 assists against Austin Peay, in addition to scoring 17 points and adding eight rebounds.

Jacquie Negrelli, Ohio -- Had 21 points, four assists and five steals in a win over Wright State. Averaged 14 points and three steals in two games and shot 58 percent from the floor.

Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week
Sarah Hurrle, Western Michigan (Sr., G)
Indianapolis, Ind. (Butler University/Roncalli HS)

Western Michigan senior Sarah Hurrle is this week's MAC West Division Player of the Week, after averaging 29.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games for the Broncos, who defeated Wake Forest on the road and lost at Detroit by four points. Hurrle hit on 67 percent of her shots from the floor (18-of-27) for the week and was 12-for-18 from three-point range (67 percent). The senior transfer guard from Butler had 26 points versus Detroit, then had a career-high 32 points against the Demon Deacons. In the win over Wake Forest, Hurrle connected on a school-record seven treys and also added eight rebounds. In her first game as a Bronco, she hit on 7-of-10 shots from the floor, including 5-for-7 from beyond the arc.

Other nominees:
Tamara Bowie, Ball State -- Averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game and earned all-tournament honors at George Masons Patriot Thanksgiving Classic.

Molli Munz, Central Michigan -- Scored a career-high 26 points in a win over Harvard and averaged 19 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in two games.

Dru Bishop, Eastern Michigan -- Scored a season-high 20 points in a road win against IUPUI. She hit on 63 percent of her shots from the floor (5-of-8) and 71 percent from three-point range.

Jennifer Youngblood, Northern Illinois -- Averaged 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as the Huskies went 1-3 last week. She posted her first double-double against Northwestern, scoring 18 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.

Courtney Risinger, Toledo -- Scored a career-high 36 points in a win over Radford and averaged 23 points and 4.0 rebounds a game at the Duke Classic. The 36 points is the fourth-highest output in school history.