Juniors Alicia Hopkins (Columbus, Ind.) and Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) have been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s athlete of the week in their respective sports.
Hopkins, a guard for Hanover’s women’s basketball squad, averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.5 steals to lead the Panthers to a pair of HCAC road wins last week.
She posted 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals in an 80-77 victory at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Jan. 22. She followed with a career-high 25 points, along with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals, in an 88-77 overtime win at Defiance College (Ohio), Jan. 25.
The Panthers, 9-8 overall and 7-3 in the league, return to the hardwood, Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio).
A jumper and sprinter for Hanover's track & field team, Chambers was recognized as the Heartland Conference’s women’s indoor field athlete of the week for her performance at the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational, Jan. 24.
Chambers was first overall in the long jump, turning in the best effort in the HCAC this winter with a leap of 5.12 meters (16-feet, 9.75-inches). She won the event by more than four inches.
She also outdistanced the field in the 200 meters, earning first place with a time of 27.60 seconds, and placed second in the 60-meter dash (8.26).
Hanover, idle this weekend, will compete in the Anderson University Indoor Invitational, Feb. 8, in Anderson, Ind.
Published Monday, January 27, 2014