2008-09 NCAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week

February 22
Allegheny junior Emilie Simone (Pittsburgh, PA/Mount Lebanon), a 5-9 forward/center, led the Gators to a 61-53 win over Wooster with 17 points and six rebounds. She then scored 13 points and seven rebounds in a 78-54 loss to NCAC champion Denison. She added two assists and two steals to her weekly totals and was 14-of-28 (.500) from the floor.
February 15

Hiram junior Ashley Drum (Parma, OH/Valley Forge), a 6-0 forward, shot 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) from the field, leading the Terriers to a 1-1 mark last week. The Terriers defeated Oberlin, 78-58, and lost to Wooster, 67-55. For the week, Drum finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
February 8
Denison sophomore Shaina Kaiser (Ostrander, OH/Buckeye Valley), a 5-10 wing, led the Big Red to three victories as they clinched their second NCAC crown and the top seed in the 25th annual NCAC tournament. Kaiser shot 17-of-28 (61.0) from the field in the three games, including 6-of-10 (60.0) from three-point range, and was perfect at the charity stripe in six attempts. She averaged 15.3 points per game in the three contests, including 30 points in a 76-71 defeat of Ohio Wesleyan. She also pulled down 5.7 rebounds per game and contributed 10 assists and four steals. Denison has won 12 games in a row, all in conference play.
February 1
Oberlin sophomore Syrea Thomas (Cleveland, OH/John Marshall), a 5-5 guard, connected on three-pointer with 14 seconds left in overtime to give the Yeowomen a 76-73 win at Earlham. Thomas recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in that contest. In the two games last week, she averaged eight boards, 10 points and a pair of assists per game. Oberlin also dropped a 74-60 decision to Ohio Wesleyan.
January 25
Hiram junior Ashley Drum (Parma, OH/Valley Forge), a 6-0 forward, led the Terriers to back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Drum scored 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a 65-49 defeat of Oberlin, then added 17 points in a 72-63 victory over Mt. St. Joseph. She shot 9-for-16 (.563) from the field and 10-for-12 (.833) from the line in the two games.
January 18

Wooster's Kym Wenz (North Ridgeville, OH/Avon Lake), a 5-7 junior guard, totaled 39 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and six steals as the Fighting Scots defeated Hiram, 70-61, and lost to first-place Denison, 77-45. Against the Terriers, she recorded her third double-double of the season with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

January 11
Denison's Sarah Perrine (Springfield, OH/Shawnee), a 5-8, senior guard, led the Big Red to a pair of North Coast wins, helping her team retain its hold on first place in the standings. Perrine scored 15 points in an 81-53 defeat of Hiram, then added another 16 in a 70-59 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. Her totals for the week were 13-for-16 (81.3 percent) shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from long range, and four assists. She has 100 career three-pointers and is two shy of moving into sixth place on Denison’s all-time list.
January 4
Kenyon's Kathleen Williams (Pickerington, OH/Central), a 5-10, sophomore post, racked up 27 points, 14 rebounds and a pair of steals as the Ladies defeated Ohio Wesleyan, 71-58, and Oberlin, 67-43. Against the Battling Bishops, Williams poured in a career-best 19 points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes for her second career double-double. Kenyon improved to 2-1 in the NCAC and moved into tied for third place.
December 8
Wooster's Kym Wenz (North Ridgeville, OH/Avon Lake), a 5-7, junior guard, totaled 53 points in the Fighting Scots’ 1-1 week, which included a conference-opening victory over Oberlin, 74-57. Her week was highlighted by a career-high 33-point performance against the Yeowomen. It was the fourth-highest single-game point total in school history. In that game, she shot 9-of-15 (.600) from the field, 6-of-11 (.545) from the three-point arc, and 9-of-10 from the line. Wenz totaled eight rebounds, five assists and seven steals. Wooster also lost to Case last week, 89-73.
December 1
Ohio Wesleyan's Pam Quigney (Mentor, OH/Mentor), a 5-6, sophomore guard, scored a career-best 31 points in an 83-79 loss to Franklin, then topped that effort with 32 in an 86-78 defeat of Notre Dame (OH). For the week, Quigney was 24 for 44 (54.5) from the field, 11 for 16 (68.8) from three-point range and 20 for 21 (95.2) from the line. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists and was named MVP of the Olivet Thanksgiving Tournament. To win the tournament, the Battling Bishops defeated the Falcons (NDC) and host Olivet, 97-75.
November 24
Wittenberg's Stephanie Boardman (Cincinnati, OH/McAuley), a 5-11, junior post, was named the Jackie Ammons Memorial Tournament MVP after she scored 52 points in the two Tiger victories. Boardman posted a career-high 29 points in the semifinals, and added 23 in the championship game. Wittenberg topped Salem, 95-66, then host Peace, 69-54, in the final.