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January 29, 2013

Wheat named KIAC Player of the Week

Sophomore averages 23.5 points

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Indiana University Southeast sophomore guard Heather Wheat was named the Kentucky-Indiana Athletic Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week by KIAC officials in Berea, Ky., on Monday.

This is her second conference Player of the Week honor of the season.

Wheat averaged 23.5 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals as IU Southeast finished the week with a 2-0 record. The sophomore guard shot 50 percent (16-of-32) from the field and from behind the 3-point line (7-of-14).

Wheat led the Grenadiers to a 66-54 win against Berea College with 32 points, five rebounds and five steals. She also made 6-of-9 3-point attempts in the game. Wheat finished the week with 15 points, five rebounds and six assists in a 72-66 win against Kentucky Christian College.

She currently ranks No.5  in NAIA Division II points per game at 20.1 and No. 10 in assists per game at 4.9.

Indiana University Southeast is currently 12-9 overall and 4-5 in KIAC play. The Grenadiers will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Alice Lloyd College.

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