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AC's Riley Named SCAC Player of the Week

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Austin College women's basketball player Erin Riley has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 19, the league office has announced. This is the second straight week an Austin College player has earned this award.

Riley, a senior forward from Battle Creek, Michigan, averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in two games against Southwestern and Trinity. She scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Pirates and exploded for a career-high 30 points and added eight rebounds in a win over the No. 25-ranked Tigers.

Riley shot 51.5% from the field and 42.9% from long range, hitting nine three pointers including six against Trinity. Against Trinity, she scored 23 of her 30 in the second half to help hand the Tigers their first SCAC loss since the 2011-12 season. For the year, Riley is seventh in the SCAC in scoring and her 41 made three pointers lead the conference.

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.