Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the Sixth Time

first_imgRhine, who has won nine player of the week awards, is the first Bulldog since former standout Rachel Hackbarth (2011-12) to win the weekly award six times in one season. Her career total is already tied for fifth all-time in MVC history. Rhine leads the league in scoring (19.3) and field goal percentage (59.6) and ranks third in rebounding (8.3). Rhine helped Drake win road games at Indiana State and Evansville this past weekend. She averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal per game while shooting a blistering 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the floor. Rhine scored a game-high 19 points, including knocking down the winning free throws in the 70-68 comeback win over the Sycamores. She added six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes. Rhine followed that great performance with her seventh double-double of the season in the victory over the Purple Aces. She scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and added a game-high 11 rebounds in just 20 minutes. ST. LOUIS – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the sixth time this season, the MVC office announced Monday, Jan. 28.center_img Rhine and her teammates host Missouri State Friday night in a battle of the last two MVC teams undefeated in league action at 7-0 heading into their game. Tipoff at the Knapp Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more