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December 17, 2002

Sherrod nets GLVC honors

University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball senior forward/center Africa Sherrod (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) has earned co-Great Lakes Valley Conference “Player of the Week” honors after leading the Screaming Eagles past NAIA II #14 Marian College this past Saturday.

Sherrod connected on 7-of-11 shots from the floor and 12-of-13 shots from the charity stripe as she rung up a career and game-high 27 points. She also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds marking the sixth consecutive game Sherrod has recorded a double-double.

The streak ties a school-record, held by assistant coach LeAnn Freeland, for consecutive games with a double-double.

“Averaging double-figures in rebounds is tremendous, especially with the tough schedule we have played,” head coach Rick Stein. “She is doing it against quality opponents. Right now, I think myself, the coaches, and our team has that expectation of her every night. She is going to get double-figure rebounds and she is going to find a way to get that double-double.”

The honor marks the third time in Sherrod’s career that she has earned GLVC “Player of the Week” honors. Sherrod earned the honor in consecutive weeks last season.

Wisconsin-Parkside’s Jamie Nebel also earned co-GLVC “Player of the Week” honors after leading the Lady Rangers to wins over Ferris State University and Lake Superior State University.

Eagles looking to continue win streak in 100th game under Stein


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