Kansas Wesleyan's Kelcey Hinz (SR/Whitewater, Kan.) has been named as the KCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in a pair of victories for the Coyotes last week.
The KCAC Players of the Week are selected by conference sports information directors.
Hinz helped KWU go 2-0 last week and improve to 5-1 on the season. KWU defeated York 67-44 and McPherson 69-57 to open KCAC play with a 2-0 record.
Hinz had another strong defensive week for the Coyotes. She was able to pull down five defensive rebounds and record two steals against York, while limiting York's chances in the paint in 19 minutes of play.
Hinz also put forth an incredible defensive effort on Saturday against McPherson. She was charged with guarding the defending KCAC Player of the Year in Brittany Roberts, and forced Roberts into 7-of-20 shooting and 15 points, well below her season scoring average. Hinz finished the night with six blocks, which included blocking Roberts four times.
Four of her blocks came in the fourth quarter that helped slow down any sort of rally by McPherson. She also had 10 rebounds in the game, seven of them defensive in the win.
This is the second time Hinz has earned the KCAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Kansas Wesleyan is back on the road on Tuesday, at Oklahoma Wesleyan, before hosting Ottawa on Saturday at 5 p.m. inside Mabee Arena.