Hageman Named the UAA Athlete of the Week

Hageman Named the UAA Athlete of the Week

For the second time this season, Case Western Reserve University junior forward Kara Hageman has been named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for women's basketball.

Hageman led the Spartans to a pair of conference wins last weekend, averaging 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.  She paced the Spartans in scoring in both games, shooting 48.4% (15-of-31) from the floor and 36.4% (four-for-11) from long range, while adding 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals during the two victories. 

On Friday night, during a 64-60 win over NYU, she scored 22 points and collected four rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while shooting seven-of-16 from the floor, including two-of-six from behind the three-point line.  She followed that performance by scoring 20 points on an eight-of-15 shooting effort (including two-of-five from long range) during a 71-69 victory over Brandeis on Sunday, finishing with six rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal.

For the season, Hageman leads the Spartans with 20.7 points per game, 2.0 blocks per game and a 52.4 field goal percentage, while also averaging 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.  In addition, the co-captain is nine points shy of the program's single-seasons scoring record, and 13 shy of 1,000 for her career with three games left to play.

Hageman and the Spartans improved to 13-9 overall and to 5-6 in the University Athletic Association with the two wins.  The team will be back in action for its final road trip of the season this weekend, taking on Emory University at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and the University of Rochester at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

CWRU women's basketball players have earned the following weekly honors during the 2016-17 season:

USBWA DIII National Player of the Week
January 31st: Kara Hageman

D3hoops.com Team of the Week
January 9th: Hillary Hellmann
January 30th: Kara Hageman

UAA Player of the Week
November 28th: Hillary Hellmann
January 9th: Hillary Hellmann
January 30th: Kara Hageman
February 13th: Kara Hageman