GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced weekly awards following the tenth week of the 2019-20 season. Ferris State senior forward Riley Blair earned GLIAC Women's Basketball North Division Player of the Week honors, while Ashland sophomore guard Hallie Heidemann captured South Division Player of the Week.
NORTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Riley Blair - Ferris State
Ferris State University senior forward Riley Blair had another big week for the Bulldogs, who closed out a five-game GLIAC road swing by sweeping two games in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to stretch their winning streak to five consecutive contests, all of which were on the road. Blair notched a team-high tying 19 points with four rebounds, two steals and an assist in Thursday's 66-60 triumph at Northern Michigan, helping FSU rally from an eight-point halftime deficit for the win. On Saturday, she came back with a career-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 11 rebounds in a double-double performance as FSU beat Michigan Tech 80-73 in overtime in Houghton. She added three blocks and an assist while converting nine-of-12 free throws in the win. For the week, Blair averaged 24.5 points along with 7.5 rebounds a game for Ferris State.
SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hallie Heidemann - Ashland
A white-hot shooting week in two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road games has resulted in Ashland University sophomore guard Hallie Heidemann winning her first GLIAC South Division Player of the Week award. As announced by the GLIAC on Monday (Jan. 20) afternoon, Heidemann is the Week 10 South Player of the Week thanks to a two-game stretch at Purdue Northwest on Thursday (Jan. 16) and at Parkside on Saturday (Jan. 18) in which she was a sharpshooter in the No. 3-ranked Eagles' two wins. Heidemann was 13-for-17 (76.5 percent) from both the field overall and from 3-point range in those two victories, was 2-for-2 from the free-throw line, scored 41 points and added six rebounds, eight assists and four steals. At Purdue Northwest, Heidemann was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and beyond the arc, and scored 11 points in the game's first three minutes.
NORTH: Abbie Botz (MTU), Carolina Rahkonen (UWP), Danielle Nennig (PNW), Jessica Schultz (NMU)
SOUTH: Victoria Hedemark (GVSU), Kaitlyn Zarycki (SVSU), Makenzie Todd (NU), Grace George (WSU)