Cusick, Koetsier Earn Women's Basketball Honors

Updated 1/18/2000

Mid-American Conference Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week

Heather Cusick, Miami (Fr., G)
Kokomo, Ind. (Kokomo HS)
For the second time this season Heather Cusick is the MAC's Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week. In two games last week, Cusick averaged 22.5 points, six assists, 5.5 rebounds and five steals for the RedHawks, who posted wins over Northern Illinois and Marshall. Cusick, who hit 68 percent of her shots from the field (15-of-22), tied career highs in both points (23) and assists (9) against Northern Illinois and also had 22 points, six rebounds and six steals versus Marshall.

Other nominees: Erica Glover, Akron -- Averaged 15.5 points, seven rebounds and two assists as the Zips split with Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.

Francine Miller, Bowling Green -- Averaged 18 points, 8.5 rebounds for the Falcons, who split road games with Toledo and Ohio.

Amy Zercher, Ball State -- In two games, averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. Had a career-high 21 points against Marshall.

Alicia Rozak, Central Michigan -- Led the Chippewas in scoring last week with 16 points against Eastern Michigan and 14 versus Toledo.

Dawn Zerman, Kent -- Averaged 19 points and 7.5 assists last week for the Golden Flashes, including 31 points against Buffalo.

Adraine Bryant, Toledo -- Had career highs of 21 points and 11 assists in the Rockets' win over Bowling Green.

Shelsea Erving, Western Michigan -- Had 25 points, six rebounds and three assists in the Broncos' win at Akron.

MAC Offensive Player of the Week
Nov. 22 -- Christy Jones, Ball State
Nov. 29 -- Shala Crook, Ball State
Dec. 6 -- Heather Cusick, Miami
Dec. 13 -- Tiffany Bell, Buffalo
Dec. 20 -- Kristin Koetsier, Western Michigan
Dec. 28 -- Dawn Zerman, Kent
Michelle Shaughnessy, Ball State
Jan. 4 -- Cheryl Bowles, Akron
Jan. 10 -- Tara Perrier, Buffalo
Jan. 18 -- Heather Cusick, Miami


Mid-American Conference Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week

Kristin Koetsier, Western Michigan (Fr., C)
Grandville, Mich. (Grandville HS)

Capturing the MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week honor for the second time this year is Western Michigan's Kristin Koetsier. The freshman center pulled down 14 rebounds, 11 on the defensive end, in the Broncos' win at Akron. Koetsier also added 18 points and two steals in the victory.

Other nominees:
Cheryl Bowles, Akron -- Grabbed 8.5 rebounds per game to go with 13 points per contest.

Tamara Bowie, Ball State -- Averaged seven rebounds, 2.5 blocks and two steals per contest as the Cardinals won a pair of games. Also tallied 12 points per game.

Vershaun Jones, Central Michigan -- In two games, averaged eight points, seven rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest. Helped hold Eastern Michigan to 11 first-half points.

Heather Cusick, Miami -- Averaged 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 6.0 assists per game, in addition to averaging 22.5 points per contest.

Tia Davis, Toledo -- Had an average of 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 5.5 points per game as the Rockets won a pair of games.

MAC Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 22 -- Tamara Bowie, Ball State
Nov. 29 -- Christy Jones, Ball State
Dec. 6 -- Kristin Koetsier, Western Michigan
Dec. 13 -- Cheryl Bowles, Akron
Dec. 20 -- Jennifer Markwood, Toledo
Dec. 28 -- AuBree Hamilton, Miami
Jan. 4 -- Dawn Zerman, Kent
Jan . 10 -- Vershaun Jones, Central Michigan
Jan. 18 -- Kristin Koetsier, Western Michigan