MIAA Player of the Week

Newsom Earns MIAA Player of the Week Honor

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's forward Erin Newsom, a senior from South Bend, Ind. (St. Joseph
HS), was named the MIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week on December 8.

Newsom scored 36 points and collected 19 rebounds in leading the Belles to a pair of conference victories and a share of the early-season MIAA lead.  She scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 29 minutes in an 80-72 win over Trine, then added 18 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes in leading Saint Mary's to its first-ever victory over Calvin, 79-74. Newsom made 15-of-21 shots from the field for the week for 71 percent.

It is the second Player of the Week honor of her career.  It is the first time for the basketball program to have a player earn MIAA Player of the Week honors for two consecutive weeks.