Eagle guard, Hallie Heidemann, announced as finalist for Wooden Citizenship Cup

Heidemann looks to continue making strides in women’s basketball program


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Heidemann continues to shine with the Eagles in her 5th-year with the program.

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor

The Ashland University women’s basketball team has seen continued success throughout the duration of its program’s history. After this past week, Eagle Hallie Heidemann has been named as a finalist in the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup and has a chance to add more accomplishments to the record books.

This award is presented to six athletes from any six sports from all three competitive levels. These athletes are said to display the best character, teamwork, and citizenship. The award recognizes the athlete’s excellence on the field and in the classroom and their role model status.

The Eagles have started the season at an 8-0 record overall and 2-0 in conference play. The team’s success can be partially attributed to the leadership and skill that the 5th-year guard gives to those around her. Up until this point, she is averaging a stellar 10.3 points per contest, 47% from the field and 43% from beyond the arc. Alongside her offensive production, her defense cannot be undermined. Defensively, she’s grabbed away 18 steals through eight contests of play.

Leaving the court and moving to the classroom, she has continued to find success. In May of 2022, she graduated with a 3.87 GPA as an Intervention Specialist K-12 Mild/Moderate/Intensive major.

The announcement of an award this large will be made the first week of January 2023. The ceremony will be held on April, 23, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.