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MCAC Women's Basketball: Athletes-of-the-Week


December 23, 2019

Winona, MN - The second and final weekend of Inter-Divisional play in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference has yielded the Athletes-the-Week in MCAC women's basketball.

Adidas, the United States Marine Corps and Nicklasson Athletic Company sponsor the MCAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards, and proudly honor the following student-athletes for their performances this past week on behalf of their teams.

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Sophomore Kiara Coops and the women's basketball team at St. Cloud Technical & Community College played only one game this past week, but they made it count.

Coops led the Cyclones with 26 points and 12 rebounds in a 74-55 win over Central Lakes College. She also tallied 2 blocks, 2 steals and a pair of assists. The Robbinsdale, Minnesota product and her SCTCC teammates are 4-2 on the season so far.

Sophomore Alexis Desjarlait and the Hibbing Community College women's basketball team picked up a pair of wins in the MCAC Inter-Divisional series this past weekend.

The sophomore from Red Lake, Minnesota scored 58 points in 65 minutes of action for the Cardinals. She was an impressive 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in one contest and was 15-of-16 overall from the charity stripe over the two games.

Desjarlait led HCC to a 67-61 win over Lake Superior and a 73-68 win over NJCAA Division II program Gogebic Community College.

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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