Valentin Pulls In Another Award, Honored as IU Athlete of the Week
Feb. 13, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On a weekly basis, IUHOOSIERS.com will recognize the top performances in Hoosier Athletics by selecting an IU Athlete of the Week. For the week ending Feb. 12, senior women's basketball player Cyndi Valentin earned the honor for the second time this season. She also earned the honor for the week of Jan. 17. Valentin was recognized as Big Ten Co-Player of the Week as well.
"Cyndi had two great games this week and really helped us earn two important wins," Indiana head coach Sharon Versyp said. "We are happy for her and hope she continues to play aggressively in our next few games."
The Bloomington, Ind., native netted 22 points in each game against Penn State on Feb. 9 and Northwestern on Feb. 12. Valentin starred in her final regular season home game versus the Wildcats, as she went 4-of-6 from three-point range, corralled a season-high seven rebounds and recorded five assists and two steals. On the week she averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 38.5 minutes of play.
Valentin, a two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree, is currently tied for second in the Big Ten in scoring with an average of 17.7 ppg. She also ranks second in free throw percentage with a clip of .922 (106-of-115).
Valentin earned the IU Athlete of the Week honor from a list of deserving student-athletes. The list of nominees include senior Joe Dubuque (wrestling), senior Stephen Haas (men's track and field), and senior Sarah Batty (women's tennis).
Hoosier Honor Roll
Senior Joe Dubuque (wrestling):
Senior Stephen Haas (men's track and field):
Senior Sarah Batty (women's tennis):
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