Feb. 24, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Heather Mandela of Milligan (Tenn.) has been selected as the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.
Mandela, a sophomore center from Fairfax, Va., averaged 29.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in two wins for the Buffaloes last week. She scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Virginia Intermont and then added a career-high 34 points and 15 rebounds against Tennessee Wesleyan. Mandela shot 70.4 (19-for-27) from the floor and 80.8 (21-for-26) from the free throw line during the week.
Other Player of the Week Nominees:
Amanda Learned, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Candy Walls, Berea (Ky.); Kara Beal, Southwestern (Kan.); Jenna Plewes, Cornerstone (Mich.); Courtney Beerbower, Huntington (Ind.); Bethany Holyoak, South Dakota Tech; Katie Steigleman, Corban (Ore.); Emily Bell, Ozarks (Mo.); Dominique Collier, St. Thomas (Fla.); Amanda Francis, Northwestern Ohio; Christa Subbert, William Penn (Iowa); Lacey Powell, Mount Marty (S.D.); Leah Manning, Menlo (Calif.).
2008-09 Composite Award Winners:
January 6: Sharon Houston, Indiana-Northwest
January 13: Sharon Houston, Indiana-Northwest
January 20: Candy Walls, Berea (Ky.)
January 27: Candy Walls, Berea (Ky.)
February 3: Erica Davis, Maine-Presque Isle
February 10: Randa Hulstein, Northwestern (Iowa)
February 17: Elaine Hessel, Indiana Wesleyan
February 24: Heather Mandela, Milligan (Tenn.)