SAN ANTONIO — After scoring over 20 points in two straight games this week, Jackie Woods
has earned the Heartland Conference Player of the Week award, the league announced today.
Woods' honor this week came after an explosive performance, which she averaged 24 points on the week to help the Rattlers remain undefeated in conference play and at home in the wins over UA Fort Smith and Rogers State.
The senior also hit over 20 points last week against Newman, marking three straight games Woods has scored over 20 points.
Voted a preseason All-American, Woods (San Antonio) knocked down five 3's against the Lions and Hillcats, posting an impressive 50 percent field goal and three-point percentage.
On the season, Woods is averaging 17.6 points per game as the Heartland Conference's No. 2 scorer and is No. 6 in the league for three-pointers made at 22.
This week's honor is Woods' second career Player of the Week award as she and the Rattlers are currently No. 1 in conference standings with a 10-1 overall record and 5-0 league record.
The Rattlers return to action at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 2 against provisional conference member Lubbock Christian in Lubbock, Texas.
St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community service, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The University has six athletic national titles: men's basketball (1989–NAIA), baseball (2001–NCAA Div. II), softball (1986–NAIA and 2002–NCAA Div. II) and an individual national champion in men's golf (2006–NCAA Div. II) and a national academic championship in men's golf (2009–NCAA Div. II). St. Mary's also had more than 40 percent of its athletes named to conference, regional and/or national honor rolls this past year. St. Mary's student–athletes graduation rate is 65 percent, higher than the NCAA Division II average of 55 percent. To learn more about St. Mary's, visit www.rattlerathletics.com.