For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
Back-to-Back Athlete of the Month Awards for Haller
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Senior Nina Haller (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was voted as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Athlete of the Month for the second consecutive month as Haller picked up the award for the month of January. She was a unanimous selection by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team for the second time in a row as well.
A 6-3 center on the Seahawks women’s basketball team, Haller averaged a double-double in eight games with 16.4 points and 11.9 rebounds. She averaged 4.1 blocks per game as well while shooting 41.9-percent from the floor and 73.3-percent at the free throw line. Haller hauled in 95 rebounds during the month of January, including 61 defensive boards.
She registered double-doubles in all but three games, including twice against Wesley College. Haller collected a career-best 17 caroms and 16 points at Wesley on January 8 before putting up 22 points, 16 rebounds, and seven blocks in a home overtime victory over Wesley on January 25.
Haller garnered Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors on January 30 after nearly averaging a triple-double with 18.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 7.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for the Seahawks. She blocked a career-best eight shots and added 15 points and 12 boards in a tough loss to Marymount (Va.) University on January 28.
She currently ranks first in the conference in both rebounding (9.7 rpg) and blocks per game (3.1 bpg) while owning the fourth-best scoring average at 14.5 points per game.
The Seahawks will back in action on Wednesday, February 15 as St. Mary’s welcomes Salisbury University (13-10, 9-7 CAC) to the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena for league action at 6:00 p.m.
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JANUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- MEN’S BASKETBALL: Matt Ayoub, Fy., Guard, Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson
- SWIMMING: Matt Walchuck, Sr., Freestyler, Middletown, Md./Middletown
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Gillian Sawyer, Sr., Forward, Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake
- OCTOBER – Mimi Graf, Sr., Setter/Right-side Hitter, Annapolis, Md./Broadneck
- NOVEMBER – Matt Walchuck, Sr., Freestyle, Middletown, Pa./Middletown
- DECEMBER – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- JANUARY – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase