Jessie Wendt Named OVC Freshman of the Week


Published on February 27 2013 6:12 am
Last Updated on February 27 2013 6:12 am
Written by Millie Lange

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – After shattering her previous season high in scoring, SIUE's Jessie Wendt was named the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball Freshman of the Week.
Wendt, a Teutopolis graduate, scored 24 points in SIUE's 75-69 victory Monday over Tennessee State at the Vadalabene Center. The win lifted SIUE into a berth in the OVC Tournament which will be played in Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 6-9.
She shot 8 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point range. The four three-pointers matched her previous season high. The 5-foot, 11-inch guard from Sigel, Ill., was 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Her previous season best in scoring was 12 points.
Also receiving OVC honors this week were UT Martin's Jasmine Newsome for Player of the Week and Belmont's Jordan Coleman for Newcomer of the Week.
SIUE, 14-13 overall and 8-7 in the OVC, closes out the league regular season Saturday in a 6:30 p.m. game in Charleston against Eastern Illinois.