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Kraker Earns Horizon League Freshman of the Week Honors

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: February 03, 2014
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – For the second time this season, Green Bay women’s basketball forward Mehryn Kraker (West Allis, Wis.) was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Green Bay has now taken home freshman of the week accolades five times this season, with Tesha Buck (Red Wing, Minn.) earning the other three. Kraker was named the freshman of the week after the opening weekend of the season on Nov. 11. Cleveland State’s Cori Coleman and Milwaukee’s Avyanna Young were neamed the co-players of the week.

Helping the Phoenix complete a sweep in the state of Michigan last weekend with wins over Oakland and Detroit, Kraker averaged 23.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.5 minutes of action. She also shot a combined 65.2 percent (15-23) from the field, including going 61.1 percent (11-18) from three.

In a 74-58 triumph at Oakland on Thursday, Kraker led the Phoenix with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting (71.4%) from the field. She was also 4-of-5 from deep, connecting on her first four attempts before missing her final shot in the closing minutes of the contest.

Kraker followed that performance with a career-high 30 points, nine rebounds and two steals as Green Bay ran past Detroit, 84-72. She became the first Phoenix to have 30 or more points in a game since Julie Wojta achieved the feat during the 2011-12 campaign. Kraker went 10-for-16 (62.5%) from the field and 7-for-13 (53.8%) from deep, putting seven three’s made on the scoresheet for the first time since Adrian Ritchie did it a season ago against Valparaiso in the Horizon League Tournament. The seven three’s made also ranks second all-time in the Green Bay record books for single game completions.

This season Kraker is averaging 8.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best 38.0 percent (27-71) from deep. Her three shooting percentage currently ranks eighth in the Horizon League.

Green Bay concludes its string of three games in five days tonight, welcoming Valparaiso to the Kress Center at 7 p.m. Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to donate as part of the Green Bay Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teddy bear drive. All stuffed animals collected will be donated to area hospitals.

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Saturday , November 01
Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
7:00 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
 
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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