Brockmeyer named MVC Newcomer of the Week


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Freshman forward Abby Brockmeyer reacts while defending the ball from SIUE freshman Christen King Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, during the Salukis’ loss to the SIU Edwardsville Cougars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Dillon Gilliland

For the second straight week, SIU’s freshman forward Abby Brockmeyer was selected by the Missouri Valley Conference as the Newcomer of the Week.

Brockmeyer became the third player in program history to receive the award in consecutive weeks and joined Stephany Neptune and Cartaesha Macklin as the only Salukis to do so.

In the young season, the forward has already earned two double-doubles in only four games with an average 13.8 points per game. She also led the team in rebounds with 8.8 rebounds per game in Southern’s first four contests.


Brockmeyer earned her career high in points in Southern’s against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as she put up 17 points along with 10 rebounds and two assists.

The freshman forward played a major role in SIU’s  most recent victory against the SEMO Redhawks. Brockmeyer netted 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in an overtime game where she played a career-high 39 minutes.

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