FOREST, Va. --- Week 11 of the conference season saw a full slate of basketball games competed with all teams now active. Swimming also featured throughout the conference with a combination of dual and multi-team events. Those earning ODAC Athlete of the Week awards for Monday, November 15, include (pictured from left): Unoma Aguolu from Hollins basketball, Susanna Price and Ethan Brewer from Roanoke women's and men's swimming, and Kasey Draper from Roanoke men's basketball.
Below are entries for all four winners from today's multi-sport release. Most weeks this winter, the following schedule will be used for awards reporting:
- Sundays: football (thru 11/14/21)
- Mondays: basketball, swimming
- Tuesdays: indoor track & field (once the season begins)
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MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kasey Draper | Roanoke | Jr. | Guard/Forward
Draper, a junior from Roanoke, Va., was named the MVP of the Dick Leftwich Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Roanoke College after leading the nationally 20th-ranked Maroons to a pair of victories. Draper opened with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting in an 85-58 win over Eastern University. He added five rebounds and a steal. Draper then tied a career-high with 31 points in Roanoke's 77-68 victory over third-ranked Marietta College. He was 11-of-18 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line. He added eight rebounds and a pair of steals to his line. These were the first two games of the season for the Maroons, leaving Draper with averages of 28.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 63.6-percent (21-of-33) from the field.
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MEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Ethan Brewer | Roanoke | Fy.
Brewer, a first-year from Mooresville, N.C., posted a pair of ODAC top times in help Roanoke to a tri-meet split by defeating Lynchburg, 185-77, and falling to Milligan, 137-125. Brewer won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 4:50.72 which, in addition to topping the ODAC chart by more than 14 seconds, ranks 53rd in NCAA Division III. He also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:50.83, which slots 80th in the country and leads the ODAC by nearly four seconds.
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WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Susanna Price | Roanoke | Fy.
Price, a first-year from Los Alamos, N.M., picks up her second weekly award of the season after helping Roanoke to a split in a tri-meet, defeating Milligan, 133-129, and falling to Lynchburg, 133-129. Price won twice individually and finished second in a third event while also helping her teammates win a relay. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.49, which is top-five in the ODAC and behind her previous ODAC season-best time (1:56.64). She also won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.44, which is tops in the conference and 42nd in NCAA Division III. She added a second place showing in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:11.46, which is also the best time in the ODAC and 46th in the country. Price was joined by teammates Hannah Zhang, Elizabeth Roberts, and Lily Mullens in winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:40.00. That time is #1 in the conference and 22nd in the country.
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Unoma Aguolu | Hollins | So. | Guard
Aguolu, a sophomore from King George, Va., led Hollins to a 3-0 week that has the Green & Gold off to a 3-1 start, its best opening slate of games in over a decade. Aguolu averaged 23.0 points and shot 56.3-percent from the field to with 5.0 rebounds per game over the three contests. She began the week with 20 points to go with three rebounds, two steals, and two blocked shots in a 74-65 triumph over Virginia-Lynchburg. In the first game of the Agnes Scott Tip-Off Classic, Aguolu poured in 26 points on 10-of-13 from the field in an 82-49 win over the host Scotties. She added seven rebounds (5 offensive), two assists, and two steals. She capped the tournament and her week with 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting in a 76-71 victory over Sewanee. She chipped in five rebounds with an assist, steal, and blocked shot. Over Hollins first four games, Aguolu is averaging 20.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She has scored the most points (83) so far in the ODAC powered by the most field goals (30-of-55) and free throws (19-of-40) made.
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