Stephanie Smiley and Michelle Johnson Earn Pepsi MAC Players of the Week

Updated 1/31/2000
MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week
Stephanie Smiley, Eastern Michigan (So., G)
Holt, Mich. (Holt HS)

Eastern Michigan sophomore Stephanie Smiley is this week's MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week. In the Eagles' two games last week, Smiley averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds and 9.5 assists per game. Smiley

had the school's first-ever triple-double against Ohio, netting 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, as EMU sanpped a four-game losing streak. She then had 13 points, eight boards and seven assists in a two-point loss at Central Michigan.

Other nominees:
Abby Hoy, Akron -- Averaged 12 points, six rebounds and 5.5 assists as the Zips split a pair of games.

Francine Miller, Bowling Green -- Had 29 points, three rebounds and two assists in a win over Akron.

Shelly Woods, Central Michigan -- Woods had 23 points, her fourth game of 20-plus points, in the Chippewas' win over Eastern Michigan.

AuBree Hamilton, Miami -- Had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the RedHawks' win at Buffalo.

Michelle Johnson, Northern Illinois -- Averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in two games.

Kahli Carter, Toledo -- Had 14 points and four rebounds in a loss to Kent.


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
Jan. 31 -- Stephanie Smiley, Eastern Michigan


MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week
Michelle Johnson, Northern Illinois (Jr., C)
Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest HS)

Northern Illinois' Michelle Johnson is this week's MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 17.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.0 block per game. In a win over Central Michigan, Johnson had 17 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and one block. In the Huskies' loss to West Division leader Western Michigan, the junior center had 18 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and one block.

Other nominees:
Sherry Kahle, Bowling Green -- Had 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals in win over Akron.

Alicia Rozak, Central Michigan -- Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in two games.

Stephanie Smiley, Eastern Michigan -- In two games, averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds, one block and 1.5 steals.

AuBree Hamilton, Miami -- Had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in win at Buffalo.

Adriane Bryant, Toledo -- Had eight points, eight assists, six steals and three rebounds in loss to Kent.


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
Jan. 31 --  Michelle Johnson, Northern Illinois