Date of Event: 12/14/2010
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Kinsey Galyon Named AAC Player of the Week for Women's Basketball
Reinhardt University women's basketball player Kinsey Galyon was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her play from Dec. 6-12, 2010. It marks the first time Galyon has earned the weekly conference honor.
Galyon, a 6-foot senior forward and sports administration major from Knoxville, Tenn., led Reinhardt to its fifth straight win last week, a 78-74 victory over Shorter University, which is ranked 21st nationally in NAIA Division I. In the Lady Eagles' only contest last week, she came off the bench to record game highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds (also a career best). Galyon shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the field and 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the free throw line. She also had two steals in Reinhardt's upset win.
On the season, Galyon has played in all 13 games and leads the Lady Eagles in scoring (14.4 points per contest), total points (187) and offensive rebounds (20). She is also averaging 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals an outing while shooting 48.4 percent (77-of-159) from the floor and 80.5 percent (33-of-41) from the foul line.
Within the AAC, Galyon is tops in free throw percentage while also ranking second in field goal percentage, third in scoring, third in total points, sixth in total rebounds (67) and eighth in defensive rebounds per game (3.6).
Currently on a season-best five-game winning streak, Reinhardt is 8-5 overall and has yet to begin conference play. The Lady Eagles are at NCAA Division II North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, Ga., for an exhibition game on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Reinhardt returns to regular season action when traveling to face Bluefield College in its AAC opener on Jan. 5. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. in Bluefield, Va.
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