Tara Seiter, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team, has been named the Mid-Ohio Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week and the National Christian College Athletic Association National Player of the Week for her performance during the week of March 2-8.
Seiter, a six-foot junior from Waldo, Ohio, averaged 22 points and 7.5 rebounds in leading the Lady Cougars to a pair of wins and the NCCAA East Region title. This is the third time this season that she has been the MOC Player of the Week and the second time that she has earned the NCCAA honor.
Seiter led the team with 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the field in an 80-52 win over Nyack (NY) College in the semifinals. She also added a team-high six rebounds, one assist, and one steal. In the championship game, she scored a season-high 26 points and added 11 rebounds in a 74-58 victory over top-seeded Roberts Wesleyan (NY) College. She was 9-of-14 from the field and 8-for-8 from the charity stripe, while dishing out a career-high five assists in the game.
For the week, Seiter made 17-of-22 shots from the field (77 percent) and 10-of-11 free throw attempts (91 percent). She also moved into second place on the Lady Cougars' career points list (1,198) and career rebounds list (693).
MVNC (18-16) will now travel to Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, to take part in the 1998 NCCAA National Tournament. The sixth-seeded Lady Cougars will face Trinity Christian (IL) College, the third seed, on Thursday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the first round of the eight-team tournament.