MAC Pepsi Players of the Week

Updated 1/24/2000

Dawn Zerman, Kent (Sr., G) Fremont, Ohio (Ross HS)

For the second time this season Kent's Dawn Zerman is the MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week. In a pair of wins last week over Bowling Green and Western Michigan, Zerman averaged 26.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals per contest. Against the Falcons, Zerman poured in a career-high 33 points and passed out seven assists, then had

20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in the win over the Broncos.

Other nominees:
Cheryl Bowles, Akron -- Averaged 24.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a pair of Zips losses.

Laurie Kitts, Ball State -- Averaged 16 points per game in the Cards' wins over Ohio and Toledo.

Francine Miller, Bowling Green -- Tied a school record with 35 points in a loss to Kent.

Tiffany Bell, Buffalo -- Averaged 16.5 points and 8 rebounds in two Bulls wins.

Jodi Culbertson, Central Michigan -- Poured in 22 of her career-high 25 points in the second half of the team's come-from-behind win versus Miami. Yashico Stevens, Marshall -- Averaged 16 points and 10.5 rebounds as the Herd split a pair of games.

Jamie Stewart, Miami -- Had 29 points, including nine three-pointers, against Bowling Green.

Charbea Haller, Northern Illinois -- Had 22 points and three rebounds in loss to Ohio.

Cathy Szall, Ohio -- Averaged 15 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as Bobcats went 1-1 last week.

Kahli Carter, Toledo -- Averaged 14 points and seven rebounds as he Rockets went 2-1 last week.

Kristin Koetsier, Western Michigan -- Averaged 22.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest.

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
Jan. 24 -- Dawn Zerman, Kent

MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week

Christy Jones, Ball State (Fr., G/F) Muncie, Ind. (Central HS)

For the second time this season, Ball State's Christy Jones is the MAC's

Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week. Jones, who helped the Cardinals to wins over Toledo and Ohio, averaged 12.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 10.5 points per contest. The freshman guard/forward had a game-high 14 rebounds in the team's home win over Toledo to go with 10 points, then had 11 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in the win at Ohio.

Other nominees:
Sonia Ortega, Buffalo -- Averaged 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals and 12.7 points per game as Buffalo went 2-1 last week.

Alicia Rozak, Central Michigan -- Averaged 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals to go with 17.5 points per game as the Chippewas won two games last week.

Julie Studer, Kent -- Pulled down an average of 6.5 rebounds in a pair of Kent wins to go with a 19.5 scoring average.

AuBree Hamilton, Miami -- Averaged 10. 5 rebounds and 11.0 points per game as Miami split a pair of games.

Heather Laughlin, Ohio -- Had 12 rebounds, nine of them defensive, and six steals in two games.

Courtney Risinger, Toledo -- Averaged 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 11.7 points per game.

Danielle Mueller, Western Michigan -- Averaged 10.7 rebounds and 11.3 points per game as the Broncos went 2-1 last week.

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
Jan. 24 -- Christy Jones, Ball State