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Men's & Women's Basketball
Players of the Week
February 19, 2007

Men's Basketball - Cory Farmer, University of Illinois at Springfield
Cory Farmer from the University of Illinois at Springfield has been named the American Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 19. Farmer, a 5-10 senior guard from Lincoln, Ill., had a big week as the Prairie Stars wrapped up the 2006-07 AMC regular-season championship. In two games, Farmer averaged 21.5 points and four assists per contest. He posted 26 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals while going 12-of-15 from the free throw line in a 94-86 UIS victory at McKendree College that sealed the league title. Farmer shot 40 percent from the field (12-of-30) and 80 percent from the free throw line (17-of-21) in the two wins. The Prairie Stars claimed the outright AMC regular-season championship after sharing the 2005-06 crown with Columbia College.

Also Nominated: Bryant Chambly of Columbia College and Mike Strobbe of McKendree College

Women's Basketball - April Redus, Missouri Baptist University
April Redus from Missouri Baptist University is the Feb. 19 honoree as the American Midwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Redus, a 5-8 junior guard from Myrtle, Mo., put up some eye-popping numbers in helping the Spartans to wins over AMC foes William Woods University and Williams Baptist College. Redus averaged 24 points and 6.5 rebounds in the two games. She connected for 28 points with seven rebounds against William Woods, and followed that with a 20-point, six-rebound effort at Williams Baptist. Redus shot 53 percent from the field (16-of-30), including a phenomenal 56 percent (14-of-25) from three-point range. She also made both of her free throw attempts on the week.

Also Nominated: Laniya Stevens of Harris-Stowe State University, Helen Ogunjimi of Columbia College, Megan Martin of Hannibal-LaGrange College, Casey Westhues of William Woods University, Nicole White of the University of Illinois at Springfield and Katie Hasheider of McKendree College.

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