CLEVELAND, OHIO --
Lorriane Odhiambo (Sr., 3.74, integrated health studies, Nairobi, Kenya) In her first collegiate start, Odhiambo set career highs of 10 points and 15 rebounds in Kent State's 84-71 win over UNC Wilmington. In the first half alone, Odhiambo re-set her previous career bests with nine points and seven rebounds at the intermission. She also had no turnovers in 35 minutes on the court. Her 15 rebounds was also a team high for the season. Of note, Odhiambo entered the game with four points and 16 rebounds through eight games played.
The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC male and female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during the week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.
Other Female Nominees:
Bowling Green: Lauren Prochaska (basketball, Jr., 3.14, sport management, Plain City, Ohio) a game-high 17 points in BGSU's lone game of the week, a 67-42 win at Canisius ... also had four rebounds, an assist and a steal, and tied her career best with two blocked shots ... has led all players in scoring in each of the last three games, and has paced the Falcons in points in five of the last six contests ... on the year, is averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories ... BGSU is 7-3, despite playing seven road games to date, including six against teams that advanced to national postseason play a year ago.
Northern Illinois: Kylie York (basketball, Sr., 3.08, communication, Fishers, Ind.) scored 16 points, including hitting four three-pointers to grab the NIU all-time lead in three-point field goals made (225), to help the Huskies earn a 75-65 overtime victory over Loyola Thursday. In 38 minutes of action, she went 6-for-11 from the field, 4-for-8 from three-point territory, and added a rebound and an assist.
Toledo: Clare Aubry (basketball, So., 3.86, English education, Upper Sandusky, Ohio) paced the attack with a career-high five triples and finished with a team-high 17 points off the bench as Toledo buried a season-high 13 three-point field goals and registered an 86-74 victory at SIU Edwardsville on Sunday. With the double-digit win, the Rockets ran their winning streak to a season-high five straight and improved to 8-2 on the season.
Aubry shot 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point land to help UT connect for a sizzling 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from beyond the arc.
Western Michigan: Molly Dwyer (basketball, Sr., 3.64, nursing, Sterling Mich.) helped Western Michigan snap a three-game losing streak and hold off Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Louis in WMU's' only game this week. The Broncos defeated the Billikens, 54-53, for their smallest margin of victory this season. The 5-7 Dwyer pulled in a career high 10 rebounds and had nine points, two assists and a steal. On Saint Louis' last shot of the game, Dwyer snagged the defensive rebound and held on for the win. The 10 rebounds was the most by a Bronco this season. The win gave Western Michigan its fourth of the season, giving them one more win through the first 10 games than in 2008-09. Dwyer is one of only two players to start every game this season for WMU.
Previous Female Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 11) Mary Hull, Miami (field hockey)
Week 2 (Sept. 18) Allyson Doyle, WMU (volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 25) Molly Gerst, CMU (soccer)
Week 4(Oct. 2) Marisa Hornbaker, Buffalo (volleyball)
Week 5 (Oct. 9) Lindsey Curnock, NIU (soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 16) Chelsi Abott, CMU (soccer)
Week 7 (Oct. 23) Ali Bishel, BSU (cross country)
Week 8 (Oct. 30) Laurie Wilkins, KSU (field hockey)
Week 9 (Nov. 6) Alexandra Lizarribar, KSU (cross country)
Week 10 (Nov. 13) Claire Horton, CMU (soccer)
Week 11 (Nov. 20) Kourtney Brown, Buffalo (basketball)
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Meili Carpenter, Buffalo (swimming & diving)
Week 13 (Dec. 4) Cassie Schrock, EMU (basketball)
Week 14 (Dec. 11) Elizabeth Spilman, BSU (swimming & diving)
Meili Carpenter, Buffalo (swimming & diving)
Week 15 (Dec. 18) Tavelyn James, EMU (basketball)
Week 16 (Dec. 23) Lorriane Odhiambo, KSU (basketball)