Nash named HCAC Player of the Week

Allison Nash

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GREENWOOD, Ind. – After scoring her 1,000th career point and leading the Hanover women's basketball team to a pair of HCAC victories, senior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) has been selected as the conference's player of the week.

Nash, who is garnering her third weekly honor from the HCAC, is the second Hanover women's basketball player to win the award this season.

In her first two starts of the 2017-18 campaign, Nash averaged 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as Hanover defeated Earlham and Anderson on the road, 86-75 and 77-49, respectively. The senior also shot nearly 60 percent from the field, going 19-of-32.

Nash surpassed 1,000 career points in the win at Earlham, where she recorded a career high 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting. She also added four rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Quakers.

In her encore performance Saturday evening, the senior went 7-for-11 from the field for 14 points, while also grabbing five rebounds. As a team, Hanover produced its best defensive effort under third year head coach John Jones, as the 44 points allowed set a new opponent's low since the start of the 2015-16 season.

On the season, Nash is averaging 9.8 points per game. The senior is shooting 50.5 percent from the field and is also one of the team's best three-point shooters, logging a .417 clip this year.

Nash is now one of just 13 players in Hanover's women's basketball program history to reach the 1,000-career point plateau. She is also one of just seven players all-time to have at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

The Panthers, who are riding a three-game winning streak, are currently 10-5 overall and 6-2 in HCAC play. Hanover has won 10 of its first 15 games for the first time in over five seasons as well.

Looking to continue their winning ways, the Panthers will return home for the first time in over a month when they host Mt. St. Joseph at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu