HCAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
February 18, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
Men's Basketball - Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman junior guard Julian Strickland (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) helped
the Engineers capture an outright HCAC title with a 59-57 win at Hanover
Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time. The junior scored
26 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field, including 4-for-4 from behind
the arc, to help Rose earn the league title and top seed in this week's HCAC
tournament. For the week, Strickland averaged 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds
per game, while shooting 69% (11-for-16) from the field and 83% (5-for-6)
from three-point range. Rose-Hulman (22-3, 16-2 HCAC) will host the HCAC
semifinals and final Friday and Saturday.
Women's Basketball - Katie Gahimer, Hanover College
Hanover College's Katie Gahimer (Greensburg, Ind./North Decatur) led the
Panthers to a split last week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. The senior
forward earned her first career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds
in a 61-55 loss to Transylvania Wednesday evening. She followed that
performance with a new career high 22 points to lead the Panthers to a 74-63
win over Rose-Hulman Saturday. For the week, Gahimer averaged 20.5 points,
9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game, while
shooting 52.9% (18-for-34) from the field. Hanover (18-7, 12-6 HCAC) will
open the HCAC tournament against Rose-Hulman Friday evening at Transylvania.
Men's Tennis - Brad Maisey, Earlham College
Earlham College's Brad Maisey (Mount Maunganui, New Zealand/Tauranga Boys)
won the clinching match in EC's 5-4 win at nationally ranked Denison last
week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's
Tennis Player of the Week. The senior earned a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 win at No. 6
singles to clinch the match and pick up his 100th career win. With his 100th
win, Maisey became the third Earlham men's player to reach that plateau.
Maisey also teamed with Andrey Gavrilov to earn an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.
Earlham (3-0, 2-0 HCAC) will travel to Wabash Wednesday afternoon.