Ashland University junior forward/center Laina Snyder has earned the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week award for the third straight time and the fifth time overall in 2016-17, as announced on Monday (Jan. 23) afternoon.
For the top-ranked Eagles in their 86-79 win on Thursday (Jan. 19) night at Lake Erie, Snyder recorded 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two blocked shots. It was her 36th career double-double.
Snyder has 1,327 career points, good for seventh place on Ashland's all-time scoring list. She also has 787 career rebounds, fifth on Ashland's all-time list and seven away from tying Daiva Gerbec (794) for fourth, and 236 career steals, also good for fifth on AU's list.
Snyder is second in the GLIAC in points per game (18.3), leads the conference in both rebounds per game (9.9) and steals per game (3.3) and is tied for second in the circuit in blocks per game (1.6).
Of the 10 GLIAC South Players of the Week in 2016-17, eight have been Eagles – Snyder in Weeks 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, junior forward Andi Daugherty in Weeks 5 and 7 and freshman guard Jodi Johnson in Week 4.
Ashland (19-0, 11-0) will begin a stretch of three games in five days on Thursday (Jan. 26) at 5:30 p.m. at Walsh (9-9, 5-6).