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Slippery Rock’s Hinderliter, a Redbank Valley Grad, Named PSAC West Women’s Bball Freshman of the Week

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University women’s basketball guard Brooke Hinderliter was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

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Hinderliter played an instrumental role in helping The Rock earn a pair of victories against Johnson C. Smith and Fayetteville State at the CIAA-PSAC Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend. In two games, Hinderliter recorded per game averages of 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting an efficient 60 percent (9-for-15) from the field overall and 80 percent (8-for-10) from the free throw line.

In her first collegiate game, Hinderliter scored a team-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field to go with a 6-for-7 effort from the free throw line while also grabbing four rebounds and passing out two assists to lead SRU to an 80-79 win at Johnson C. Smith. Hinderliter’s 18 points were the most scored by a Slippery Rock freshman playing in their first game in the last nine years. Her 18-point performance was also the most by a PSAC freshman this season.

She followed the Johnson C. Smith game up with an eight-point, four-rebound, one-assist showing in The Rock’s 67-58 victory against Fayetteville State.

Hinderliter came to Slippery Rock after a standout prep career at Redbank Valley High School where she scored 1,997 points and was a four-time all-state honoree. A two-sport athlete, Hinderliter also competes in throwing events for the Slippery Rock women’s outdoor track and field team.

Miki Glenn of California (Pa.) was named the PSAC West Athlete of the Week. In the PSAC East, Alex Heck of Kutztown was tabbed the division’s Athlete of the Week while Lock Haven’s Maimuna Kenneh was named the Freshman of the Week.

Slippery Rock opens PSAC play with a pair of crossover road games this weekend. SRU will first play at Shippensburg University Friday at 1 p.m. followed by a Saturday game against Kutztown University at 1 p.m.