Monday, January 21, 2013

Cunningham Named Athlete of the Week

Cunningham earns PSAC-Western Division "Athlete of the Week" honor

Rock senior guard Erinne Cunningham was named Monday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division "Athlete of the Week" after averaging 16.5 points per game in two victories last weekend


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University senior guard Erinne Cunningham was named Monday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division women's basketball “Athlete of the Week.”
Erinne Cunningham
Cunningham earned the honor by averaging 16.5 points per game in a pair of Rock wins last weekend over PSAC rivals in Morrow Field House. She scored 10 points in SRU's 58-46 win over East Stroudsburg last Friday and poured in 23 points in last Saturday's 66-60 win over Kutztown.

A 5-foot-7 native of Jamestown, N.Y. and graduate of Jamestown High School, Cunningham made nine of 25 shots from the field in the two games. She was 6-of-16 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the foul line.

Cunningham grabbed 12 rebounds, handed out six assists, recorded four steals and blocked one shot in the two games for The Rock, who own a 4-9 overall record and are 3-6 in conference games.

A former standout at Monroe Community College in Michigan, Cunningham played 72 of a possible 80 minutes in last weekend's games.

The back-to-back wins last weekend moved SRU into a tie for sixth place in the PSAC-Western Division standings and gave The Rock their longest string of success since they put together three consecutive wins from Dec. 19, 2011 to Jan. 6, 2012.

The top six teams in the division at the end of regular-season competition Feb. 27 will earn berths in the conference tournament. The Rock hope to earn their first playoff berth since the 2005-06 season.

Cunningham and her teammates start at string of 13 consecutive PSAC-West games Wednesday with a 6 p.m. game at Lock Haven.

The Rock, led by third-year head coach Tanya Longo, return home to entertain Mercyhurst in a 1 p.m. game Saturday and host California (Pa.) in a 6 p.m. game next Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Cell: 724.421.5658

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