From the WIAC --
WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of February 3 through 9)
Cole Rabedeaux, Senior (Poulsbo, Wash./North Kitsap), Guard of UW-Eau Claire
Rabedeaux scored his 1,000th career point in just his third season as a Blugold on Feb. 8, leading the Blugolds to a 75-66 win over UW-Stevens Point, the first time the Blugolds have swept the Pointers in the regular season since 2001. Rabedeaux and the Blugolds also earned a 78-76 road win over UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 5, and now are tied for third in the WIAC standings. He tallied 32 points against the Titans and 23 against UW-Stevens Point. In the two games, Rabedeaux was 18-of-33 from the floor (54.5 percent), 4-of-8 from the three-point range and 15-of-17 (88.2 percent) from the free-throw line. He also tallied 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals.
UW-La Crosse, Luke Norcia, Senor, Guard, Highland Park, Ill.
UW-Oshkosh, Jack Flynn, Senior, Center, Appleton, Wis. (West)
UW-Platteville, Quentin Shields, Junior, Guard, Chicago, Ill. (Brooks Prep)
UW-River Falls, Austin Werdin, Sophomore, Forward, Eau Claire, Wis. (North)
UW-Stevens Point, Blake Ehrke, Senior, Forward, Deerfield, Wis.
UW-Whitewater, Breontae Hunt, Sophomore, Forward, Milwaukee, Wis. (Bay View)
Hallee Hoeppner, Senior (Winona, Minn.), Guard of UW-Eau Claire
Hoeppner was instrumental in helping the Blugolds going 3-0 this week, including a non-conference win against UW-Superior and WIAC victories over UW-Oshkosh and at UW-Stevens Point. She scored 66 points in three games, while shooting 21-of-34 (61.8 percent) from the floor and 6-of-14 (42.9 percent) from the three-point line. Hoeppner got to the free-throw stripe 25 times in three games and made 18, while also tallying 18 rebounds, eight assists and two steals. UW-Eau Claire improved to 8-2 in the WIAC and 14-7 overall.
UW-La Crosse, Kyah Steiner, Sophomore, Forward, Onalaska, Wis. (La Crosse Aquinas)
UW-Oshkosh, Nikki Arneson, Junior, Forward, Mount Horeb, Wis.
UW-Platteville, Maiah Domask, Junior, Forward, Waupun, Wis.
UW-River Falls, Lori Wardinski, Senior, Guard, Ontonagon, Mich.
UW-Stevens Point, Bailee Collins, Junior, Post, Milton, Wis.
UW-Stout, Amber Fabeck, Senior, Forward, Cottage Grove, Minn. (Park)
UW-Whitewater, Johanna Taylor, Junior, Center, Wauwatosa, Wis. (East)