USI's Hackert wins GLVC honor again

University of Southern Indiana sophomore forward/center Anna Hackert (Evansville, Indiana) has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball for the second time in two weeks.

Hackert, a mathematics and teaching major, averaged 20.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game to lead the Screaming Eagles to victories over Saint Joseph's College and No. 5 University of Indianapolis.

In USI's 79-48 win over Saint Joseph's, Hackert went 8-of-9 from the field and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. Her signature game, however, came two days later as she racked up 21 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks in USI's 70-69 victory over the Greyhounds.

A graduate of Memorial High School, Hackert had three rebounds, two blocks, and the go-ahead basket in the final minute of USI's win over the Greyhounds. Her block on UIndy senior guard Kristin Turner's shot at the buzzer preserved the Eagles' first victory over a nationally-ranked team since the 2009-10 season.

In addition to her points and rebounds, Hackert racked up 3.0 blocks, 1.0 assists, and 1.0 steals in the two victories. She shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-26) and was 8-of-12 (.667) from the charity stripe.

For the season, Hackert leads USI with 14.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. She leads the GLVC and is among the national leaders with a .582 shooting percentage. Her double-double against Indianapolis was her fourth of the season and eighth of her career.

USI returns to action tonight at 5:15 when it takes on Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Owensboro SportsCenter in a battle for first place in the GLVC East Division.