Hannemann Tabbed as Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

Katie Hannemann ranks eighth in the Horizon League in scoring (14.1) and rebounding (7.1).
Katie Hannemann ranks eighth in the Horizon League in scoring (14.1) and rebounding (7.1).

Feb. 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Redshirt junior Katie Hannemann has been named the Horizon League Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, along with Green Bay’s Megan Lukan, for the period of Feb. 18-24 as announced by the conference office on Monday morning.  Hannemann was also named League Player of the Week by  The six-foot one-inch center averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in two home victories this past week.

“Katie continues to improve every week,” said head coach Regina Miller.  “Over the course of the season she has undoubtedly become one of the top post players in the league, if not one of the best overall players.”

Against Wright State on Thursday, Hannemann helped UIC overcome a 17-point deficit to claim an 81-78 overtime victory against the Raiders.  Hannemann poured in a career-high 35 points, which is tied for the second-highest output of any Horizon League player this season and the most points scored for UIC since Jan. 19, 2002. Hannemann also grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead all players.

On Saturday versus third-place Detroit, Hannemann scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.  Hannemann netted 10 points in the second half to help UIC overcome a 52-41 disadvantage as the Flames’ executed a decisive 15-3 run to reclaim the lead down the stretch and eventually pull out the 76-74 triumph.

This is the second career weekly league honor for Hannemann as she picked up her first award earlier this month on Feb. 11.

With two wins last week, the Flames jumped from eighth to fifth in the Horizon League standings with a conference record of 5-7.  UIC will battle second-place Youngstown State on Thursday on the road with tip scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.