ST.LOUIS, Mo. – Ace Easter of Anderson University has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Women's Division II National Player of the Week for the week ending January 27.
The redshirt senior guard was named the Co-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Player of the Week after averaging 32 points per game and breaking two single-game conference records.
The Maiden, N.C., native opened the week by scoring a SAC single-game record 47 points on 13-of-15 shooting, which included a SAC single-game record for 13 three-pointers on 14 attempts in a 121-56 win over Mars Hill University. Easter hit nine consecutive three-pointers, which tied the NCAA record for most consecutive three-point shots. She also dished out five assists, grabbed four rebounds and made all eight free-throws, while playing 26 minutes.
Easter followed that performance with a 17-point outing in an 89-59 victory over Queens, going 5-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point distance and netting all three free throw attempts.
On the week, Easter shot 72 percent from the field, including a sizzling 77.3 percent (17-of-22) from beyond the arc and was 11-of-11 at the free-throw line, while averaging 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
2018-19 USBWA Women's Division II National Player of the Week
Week of Nov. 11: Seairra Barrett, California University of Pennsylvania
Week of Nov. 18: Emily Stoller, Glenville State College
Week of Nov. 25: Meg Essex, Newberry College
Week of Dec. 2: Felicity Havens, University of Mount Olive
Week of Dec. 9: Dana Watts, American International College
Week of Dec. 16: Jaylyn Duran, Colorado Mesa University
Week of Dec. 21: Kiana Steinauer, Southern Connecticut State University
Week of Dec. 30: Irisa Ye, University of the Sciences
Week of Jan. 6: Autumn Avina, Oklahoma Baptist University
Week of Jan. 13: Hailey Diestelkamp, Drury University
Week of Jan. 20: Addy Clift, Oklahoma Christian University
Week of Jan. 27: Ace Easter, Anderson University