Schlegel Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Heidi Schlegel (Photo by Ron Stevens)
Heidi Schlegel (Photo by Ron Stevens)

Youngstown State senior women's basketball player Heidi Schlegel has been named the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December, the conference office announced on Friday.

Schlegel is the League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the third time in her career and for the first time in 2014-15. She averaged 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in leading the Penguins to a 5-1 record during the month. She surpassed 20 points against Akron (25) and Robert Morris (22), and she went an impressive 24-of-26 from the free-throw line in December.

For the year, Schlegel ranks second in the conference with eight double-doubles, and she's third with 9.8 rebounds per game. The fifth-year senior also ranks fourth in free-throw percentage (.778) and seventh in scoring (15.7 ppg).

Schlegel had an outstanding first semester as a graduate student in the classroom, earning a 4.0 grade-point average while studying interdisciplinary communications. The Wapakoneta, Ohio, native graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.73 GPA as a middle childhood education major last spring. She was an Academic All-Horizon League honoree in 2013-14, and she's been a mainstay on YSU'S Dean's list and the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll throughout her career. Schlegel also recently became one of 30 Division I Women's Basketball players in the country to be selected as a candidate for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award.