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Hittner and Timmer Named Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

first_imgTimmer led Drake to a pair of MVC wins by averaging 23.0 points per game on the week while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor (14-of-24), 53.3 percent from the three-point arc (8-of-15) and going perfect 10-of-10 at the free throw line. Timmer opened the week by scoring 28 points with six three-pointers, on 11 attempts, and adding four assists in the 25-point win over Illinois State. He followed that by scoring 18 points on a 6-of-9 shooting in the Bulldogs road win at Indiana State. 10 of those 18 points came in the final five minutes to help the Bulldogs preserve its second MVC road win of the season. Timmer’s 28 points marked his eighth 20-point game of the season and moved him into second-all time in career scoring at Drake with 1,677 career points. Timmer holds a 3.51 GPA in Drake’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program.  ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake men’s basketball senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Drake women’s basketball sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. The two student-athletes were honored for their performances during the period of Jan. 1-7, 2018. Both Timmer and Hittner were also honored earlier this week as MVC Basketball Players of the Week. Wednesday’s honors mark the fourth time the Bulldog’s men’s and women’s basketball programs have swept the weekly award as well as Drake’s 11th and 12th honor of the 2017-18 academic year. Timmer and Hittner have each earned the honor three times this season. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their athletic performance during the period. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballPrint Friendly Version Hittner averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as she helped Drake go 2-0 on its first MVC road trip of the season. In the Missouri State victory, she poured in a game-high 24 points behind an efficient shooting performance of 6-of-10 from the floor, including making 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line and 9-of-10 from the free throw line. Hittner also added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes. She scored a game-high 15 points in the victory of SIU behind another 6-of-10 shooting performance while adding seven rebounds, three steals and a career high seven-assists. Hittner leads the Bulldogs with 15.4 points per game, the second-best mark in the MVC. Hittner currently holds a 3.94 GPA as a business studies major.  To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.last_img read more