Heckman Earns SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors for CMS Women’s Basketball

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Sadie Heckman of the CMS women’s basketball team earned the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week honor for games through Sunday, Jan. 15, the league office announced today.

Heckman had several timely defensive plays as CMS took a pair of hard-fought road wins over Cal Lutheran and Caltech. She had five steals and two blocks on the week, including rejecting a potential game-winning shot attempt from Caltech at the buzzer in regulation. She then had two steals in overtime, one with 24 seconds left, as the Athenas escaped with the narrow win.

Heckman becomes the third different Athena to win the Defensive Player of the Week honor this season, joining Ariana Dalia and Mary MarkaryanRenee Chong also captured the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week away, giving CMS four honorees in all.

CMS will be back in action on Wednesday night at home against Redlands, a battle between two teams tied for second in the SCIAC at 6-1, one game behind first-place La Verne at 7-0.