Hinderliter all-PSAC West

Slippery Rock sophomore Brooke Hinderliter was named a second-teamer on last week’s PSAC-West All-Conference team.

LOCK HAVEN — Slippery Rock University women’s basketball sophomore guard Brooke Hinderliter was named to the this year’s All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division second team, the league office announced last Thursday with the unveiling of its postseason honors.

The honor comes on the heels of a sophomore season in which Hinderliter improved on what was a stellar freshman year by leading The Rock in scoring, free throw shooting, overall rebounding, offensive rebounding, assists, steals and minutes played.

Hinderliter started all 28 games and finished the year with per game averages of 14.1 points, 6.5 total rebounds, 2.4 offensive rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 43.7 percent from the field overall and 86.1 percent at the foul line.

The Seminole native and the all-time leading scorer at Redbank Valley scored at least 15 points in a game on 11 occasions this season while grabbing six or more rebounds 17 times. Hinderliter’s top performances included a 29-point, six-rebound showing at West Liberty, an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double versus No. 17 Edinboro and a 20-point, three-steal effort in The Rock’s PSAC Tournament contest against No. 24 California.

A terrific all-around player at 5-foot-9, Hinderliter was one of just six players in the Atlantic Region, which consists of the PSAC, Mountain East Conference and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) to average at least 14 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 offensive rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

Hinderliter, who has started 55 of 56 games played over her collegiate career, will enter her junior season in 2018-19 already ranked 29th in program history in points scored (690), 11th in free throws made (290) and eighth in offensive rebounds (139).

Edinboro’s Ciara Rosten was named the PSAC West’s Athlete of the Year and Defensive Athlete of the Year. Cheyenne Trest of Seton Hill earned PSAC West Freshman of the year honors while Indiana’s Tom McConnell was tabbed the PSAC West Coach of the Year.

Slippery Rock recently concluded its 2017-18 season with a 12-16 overall record and a 10-12 mark in PSAC West competition. In addition to earning its second PSAC Tournament berth in the last four years, The Rock’s 12 overall wins represent the third most victories for SRU in the last 14 seasons while the 10 league wins were a program record.

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