Defiance College’s Kelsey Tietje (Deshler, Ohio/Patrick Henry) recorded three-straight double-doubles to open the season and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The freshman center posted a double-double of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in each contest as DC opened the season 1-2. In the season opening win over Alma, Tietje scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, two blocks, and a steal.
Despite losing a pair of contests at Baldwin Wallace, the freshman earned a spot on the All-Tournament team after scoring 25 points with 10 boards against BWC and 23 points with 10 rebounds in a loss to Ohio Wesleyan.
For the week, Tietje averaged 24.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while shooting 62.0% from the floor.
Defiance (1-2, 0-0 HCAC) will travel to St. Mary’s (IN) for a 3:00 PM tip Saturday.
|HCAC Women's Basketball
||Nicole Coffman, Transylvania University
|Week 2||Kelsey Tietje, Defiance College
|Week 7||No Player of the Week|