GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced weekly awards following the sixth week of the 2019-20 season. Michigan Tech junior guard Cassidy Trotter was named GLIAC Women's Basketball North Division Player of the Week, while Ashland senior forward Sara Loomis captured South Division honors.
NORTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cassidy Trotter - Michigan Tech
Cassidy Trotter helped lead the Huskies to a huge 68-28 win over rival Northern Michigan Sunday afternoon. Trotter connected on 7 of 10 shots from the field, went 3 for 5 from behind the arc, and 6 for 6 at the free throw line to power the Huskies' offense on Sunday with a career high 23 points. She also blocked two shots, had seven steals, four assists, and four rebounds to round out a tremendous overall game. Trotter is second on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game while hauling down 4.1 rebounds per contest. She leads the Huskies in both assists per game at 4.1 and steals per game at 3.7.
SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sara Loomis - Ashland
For the second time this season and the fourth time in her Eagle career, Ashland University senior forward Sara Loomis is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week. As announced by the GLIAC on Monday (Dec. 16) afternoon, Loomis earned the weekly honor following a 79-54 win for the No. 4-ranked Eagles over Wayne State at Kates Gymnasium on Saturday (Dec. 14) night in which she posted 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and made 8-of-12 attempts from the floor and all four free-throw attempts.
Entering the final week of play in the calendar year of 2019, Loomis is third in the GLIAC at 18.4 points per game, first at 10.8 rebounds per game and with a 3-point percentage of 52.4, and fourth at 1.9 blocks per game.
NORTH: Riley Blair (FSU), Jessica Schultz (NMU)
SOUTH: Cassidy Boensch (GVSU), Maddie Barrie (SVSU), Ellie Taylor (NU), Nastassja Chambers (WSU)