Date: January 22, 2007
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THREE W&L ATHLETES EARN ODAC WEEKLY HONORS
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee garnered the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Players of the Week for women's and men's basketball and the Athlete of the Week for women's track for the week ending January 21.
Senior center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) was selected for women's basketball, while junior forward Greg Bienemann (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) was spotlighted for his performance with the men's basketball team. Sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) was the league's pick for Athlete of the Week in women's track.
Hunsinger averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game last week to help the Generals to a 2-1 record. She connected on 18-of-29 (.621) of her field goals. In a 65-60 upset of No. 24 Bridgewater on Saturday, Hunsinger recorded eight points, a team- and season-high 17 rebounds and four blocks. She opened the week with two double-doubles, racking up 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 75-64 loss to Randolph-Macon on Tuesday and registering 18 points and 15 rebounds in a 64-54 win over Mary Baldwin. In the win over MBC, Hunsinger was one block shy of a triple-double, as she broke her own program-record with nine rejections. So far this season, she is averaging 11.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.
Bienemann led the W&L men's basketball team to a 2-1 week by averaging 26.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 61.4 percent (35-57) from the floor and 90.0 percent (9-10) from the free throw line. Bienemann totaled 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 98-96 win over Emory & Henry on Wednesday and followed that with a 17-point effort in a 66-58 loss at Hampden-Sydney on Saturday. He helped the Generals rebound on Sunday with an 84-67 win over Lynchburg by tying his career-high with 33 points and snaring six rebounds. For the season, Bienemann is averaging 22.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 61.9 percent from the floor.
Webb was the first Division III runner to cross the finish line in the 800 (2:29.56) at the Marietta Open on Saturday. Webb also competed on the first-place finishing distance medley relay that notched a school-record time of 13:11.24.
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