Bluffton University’s Brooke Ruffer (Stryker, Ohio/H.S.) helped the Beavers secure the No. 4 seed in this week’s HCAC tournament and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The sophomore forward posted back-to-back double-doubles during the week against Transylvania and Earlham. Ruffer tallied 22 points with 10 rebounds in an 85-73 loss to Transylvania and added 18 points with 14 rebounds in an 86-77 win over Earlham.
For the week, Ruffer averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 55.2% from the field.
Bluffton (14-11, 10-8 HCAC) will open HCAC tournament play on Friday against Manchester in Lexington, Kentucky.
|HCAC Women's Basketball
||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
||Tara Dennis, College of Mount St. Joseph
|Week 7||No Player of the Week|
|Week 8||Kelsey Tietje, Defiance College
|Week 9||Madisen Webb, Transylvania University
|Week 10||Nicole Coffman, Transylvania University
|Week 11||Alicia Hopkins, Hanover College|
|Week 12||Nicole Coffman, Transylvania University|
|Week 13||Katelyn Smith, Transylvania University|
|Week 14||Katie Brewer, Franklin College|
|Week 15||Brooke Ruffer, Bluffton University|