Kayla Engelhard Named MIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin guard Kayla Engelhard its Player of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through Nov. 25.
Engelhard, a sophomore from Unionville (Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS), averaged 19 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading the Knights to three consecutive wins for the week. She scored a career-high 37 points and added seven rebounds as Calvin rallied from a 10-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining in regulation time for an 84-75 overtime win at Thomas More, Ky., and followed with 14 points and four assists the next night in a 76-48 victory over Centre, Ky. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the Thomas More tournament. Engelhard, who made 54 percent of her shots from the field (21 of 39) and 82 percent from the line (14 of 17) for the week, is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.