Kelsey Tietje, Defiance College, Women's Basketball

Defiance College’s Kelsey Tietje (Deshler, Ohio/Patrick Henry) set a new DC and HCAC record with 26 rebounds in a single game over the weekend and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time. 

The freshman center set the new DC and HCAC mark with 26 rebounds in a loss to Hanover Saturday, while adding 18 points and five blocks. 

Back on December 28, Tietje scored 15 points with 16 boards in a 67-60 overtime win over Albion.  The freshman followed that performance with 20 points and nine rebounds in a 61-56 loss to Olivet in the final game of the Albion Classic. 

For the week, Tietje averaged 17.7 points and 17.0 rebounds per contest. 

Defiance (3-8, 0-4 HCAC) will travel to Anderson and play host to Rose-Hulman this week.

HCAC Women's Basketball
Players-of-the-Week
Week 1
Nicole Coffman, Transylvania University
Week 2  Kelsey Tietje, Defiance College
Week 3  Bria Sneed, Earlham College
Week 4  Katie Brewer, Franklin College
Week 5  Erynn Meiklejohn, Manchester University
Week 6
Tara Dennis, College of Mount St. Joseph
Week 7  No Player of the Week
Week 8  Kelsey Tietje, Defiance College
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Week 14