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Kelsea Daugherty/Antonio Rudolph Named Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week

Jan. 26 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that women’s basketball sophomore Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier) and men’s basketball junior Antonio Rudolph (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) have been selected as the Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week.

Daugherty helped the Bison go 2-0 this past week as she earned SAAC Athlete of the Week honors. The sophomore forward averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals as the Bison moved up to fourth overall (6-4 PAC) in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference standings.

Bethany cruised to a 64-55 win over Grove City with Daugherty leading the way, scoring a season-high 23 points to go along with eight rebounds and four steals. She finished 10-of-20 from the field, logging 37 minutes of action in the contest. Daugherty then totaled 12 points and nine rebounds in the Green & White's victory against Saint Vincent (61-50).

Daugherty currently ranks 10th in the PAC in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per contest. She also ranks second in the league in offensive rebounding (3.4) and seventh in total rebounding (6.9).

Rudolph earned player of the week honors after putting up his usual all-around statistics. The junior posted his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds against Grove City, while also adding three assists and three steals.

Rudolph then scored 17 points, including 13 in the second half, in an 81-76 victory over league-leading Saint Vincent. He went a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor as he collected five rebounds and four assists. With the win, the Bison entered into a three-way tie for second place (7-3 PAC) in the conference standings. 

The versatile guard ranks in the top ten in five categories in the PAC. The current leading rebounder in the conference (8.4), Rudolph also sits third in assists (3.8), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.9), sixth in steals (1.5), and tenth in field-goal percentage (50.6%).

Bethany College hoops will return to the hardwood on Wednesday, January 27 as they travel to Beaver Falls, Pa. to take on Geneva College in a PAC doubleheader slated for a 6:00 p.m. start.