The official title is Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week.
Ashland University junior forward/center Laina Snyder has won the award so many times in 2016-17 that it might be appropriate to rename it after her. Snyder earned the honor for the fourth week in a row, the sixth time this season and the 10th time in her Eagle career on Monday (Jan. 30) afternoon.
For the No. 1-ranked Eagles in wins last week at Walsh on Thursday (Jan. 26) and at home against Findlay on Saturday (Jan. 28), Snyder recorded 43 points on 20-of-29 shooting (69.0 percent) from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line, and added 14 rebounds, six assists, six steals and two blocks.
Snyder scored 23 points at the Cavaliers and 20 points vs. the Oilers, giving her three straight 20-plus-point games and five in the last seven outings. She has 1,370 career points, tying her with Jodi Dobransky-Campbell for sixth place on Ashland's all-time scoring list, as well as 801 career rebounds (fourth) and 242 career steals (fifth).
On the GLIAC statistical leaderboard, Snyder is first in rebounding (9.6 rpg.) and steals (3.3 spg.) second in scoring (18.6 ppg.), tied for fourth in blocks (1.6 bpg.) and tied for fifth in assists (3.5 apg.).
Of the 11 GLIAC South Players of the Week in 2016-17, nine play for Ashland – Snyder in Weeks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 11, junior forward Andi Daugherty in Weeks 5 and 7 and freshman guard Jodi Johnson in Week 4.
Ashland (21-0, 13-0) will finish its three-games-in-five-days stretch on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Tiffin (5-13, 3-10).