RICHMOND, Ind. – Sophomore guard Camryn White (Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy) paced Earlham College Women's Basketball to a pair of wins in the final week of the regular season, sending the Quakers into the post-season for the first time in a decade, and was recognized as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending February 18, 2018.
White was the game-high scorer in both Quaker contests last week. She averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals over the two games, while shooting .591 (13-of-22) from the field and 9-of-12 (.750) at the free-throw line.
White tallied a game-high 20 points on a 6-of-10 mark from the floor in Earlham's 74-49 win over Defiance College last Wednesday, with a pair of 3-pointers and a 6-of-8 ledger at the charity stripe.
In Saturday's regular season finale versus Mount St. Joseph, White finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor as Earlham routed the Lions, 63-35. She also hauled down seven rebounds in the victory, and charted six assists and three steals.
"Camryn has really stepped up for us both offensively and defensively over the last month. She has been someone that I can constantly rely on when needed, and she is very much deserving of this award," said Shauna Watson, Earlham head women's basketball coach.
White is the second Quaker women's basketball player to receive HCAC weekly honors this season; she joins sophomore Zoe Curtis (New Castle, Ind./New Castle), who earned the HCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week accolade back on January 22, 2018.
Earlham will travel to Hanover, Ind., on Tuesday to face Hanover College in an opening round game of HCAC Women's Basketball Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at Hanover's Collier Arena. The Quakers last made a post-season appearance in the 2008 North Coast Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, when the eighth-seeded Quakers fell to top-seeded Kenyon College in the quarterfinals.
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