Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week: December 23, 2019

Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week: December 23, 2019

Offensive Athlete of the Week

Name: Julia Strand
School: Chapman
Year: Sophomore
Position: Small Forward
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Julia Strand paced the offensive surge for Chapman in the Panthers' 81-73 victory over Hardin-Simmons in non-conference play last week. Strand was an efficient 10-for-14 from the field (71.4%), and was 5-for-6 from three-point range en route to 25 points. She added 11 rebounds (five offensive, six defensive), and dished out an assist in addition to notching six steals and blocking a shot in the win. 

Defensive Athlete of the Week

Name: Taylor Hextrum
School: Chapman
Year: Junior
Position: Forward
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.

Taylor Hextrum helped Chapman stake an 81-73 victory over Hardin-Simmons in non-conference action as her efforts came on the defensive side of the floor. Hextrum notched 15 rebounds with 11 of those boards coming on the defensive glass. She also contributed a steal and a blocked shot to her defensive output while chipping in four points and an assist on the offensive side of the court.