Wednesday, 13 February 2019 06:03

Windhausen Tabbed as USBWA's National Player of the Week

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Oswego State's Rachel Windhausen – of the women's basketball team – has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers of America (USBWA) Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10.

It is the first time that an Oswego State basketball player has been selected as the nation's Player of the Week.

Despite the two tough overtime losses, Windhausen led the Lakers in both games with consecutive career-high scoring efforts coupled with career-best rebounding performances. Prior to the weekend, the graduate student's career-high for points was 23, set during her freshman campaign, while her rebound single-game high was 15 in the final game of her senior season.

In Friday's 70-69 overtime loss to Potsdam, the forward paced the Lakers playing all 45 minutes. Windhausen recorded a double-double with 24 points and controlling the glass with 16 rebounds, new career-highs in both categories.

The next day, the senior stayed in the zone, despite a double-overtime, 83-76, loss at Plattsburgh. Another dominant game in the post, Windhausen erased her less than 24-hour old career-highs for both points and rebounds. The Liverpool, N.Y. native tallied 34 points and gathered 21 rebounds, shattering her personal records from the night before.

Windhausen was extremely efficient over the weekend as well, shooting an astonishing 76.0% (19-for-25) from the field to go along with 90.9% (20-for-22) from the charity stripe. Both percentages were nearly 25.0% better than her season averages.

She now has her fingerprints all over the Oswego record books with the historic weekend. Windhausen's 34-point game is tied for the sixth-highest scoring game in Laker history while her 21 rebounds barely misses the top-10 list at No. 11.

The Lakers will close out its season this week, as it hosts Oneonta at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in a weather-rescheduled game before road games on Friday and Saturday.

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