Macklin named MVC Freshman of the Year

    Guard Cartaesha Macklin becomes the second MVC Freshman of the Year in SIU history.

    Guard Cartaesha Macklin becomes the second MVC Freshman of the Year in SIU history.
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    March 8, 2012

    By Bill Ford
    SIUSalukis.com

    MVC Release

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Minutes after ending one of the finest freshman seasons in Southern Illinois women’s basketball history, guard Cartaesha Macklin was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.

    The Valley announced its specialty awards following Southern’s 85-67 loss to Bradley in the opening round of the MVC Tournament Thursday night. Drake’s Rachael Hackbarth was named the MVC Player of the Year, Wichita State’s Haleigh Lankster was named Defensive Player of the Year, Illinois State’s Jamie Russell was named Newcomer of the Year and Illinois State coach Stephanie Glance was named the Coach of the Year.

    Macklin, who was named to the MVC Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Teams earlier in the week, becomes just the second MVC Freshman of the Year in SIU history along with Cari Hassell (1995).

    A native of Mayo, Fla., Macklin finished the 2011-12 season with 495 points, which ranks sixth in SIU history for a single season and is the most ever by a Saluki freshman. Macklin also broke the SIU record for free throws made and attempted in a season, sinking 168 of 217 attempts on the year.

    Macklin finished the regular season second in the Valley in scoring with an average of 16.6 points per game and fifth in assists with an average of 3.6 per game. Her 5.9 rebounds per game ranked 12th in the MVC and was the third-best average among guards.


     

     

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