For the first time in 2017-18 and the 11th time in her career, Ashland University senior forward Laina Snyder is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week.
Snyder earned the Week 4 honor, as announced by the GLIAC on Monday (Dec. 4) morning, following a highly-productive first weekend of 2017-18 conference play. In road wins against Lake Superior State (Nov. 30) and Ferris State (Dec. 2) for the No. 1-ranked Eagles, Snyder averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game, while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor and hitting all three free throws.
Snyder, who has scored at least 20 points in each of the last three games and in six of eight games so far this season, is the GLIAC's leading scorer at 21.4 points per game. She is fourth in the league in field-goal percentage (57.3), tied for seventh in steals (2.3 spg.) and 10th in rebounding (6.8 rpg.).
In 2016-17, Snyder was the GLIAC Player of the Year. Prior to 2017-18, she was named the conference's preseason Player of the Year.
This is the second week in a row an Ashland player has earned GLIAC South Player of the Week laurels. Sophomore guard Jodi Johnson was named the award winner in Week 3.