BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University sophomore Shae Fournier (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/Grant Park) continues to make history as she picked up her 11th weekly honor from the league in being named the January 23 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week for her performance at the University of Michigan Kickoff Tournament over the weekend.
In three games at the Michigan Kickoff, she posted eight goals, eight steals, 15 field blocks and three earned exclusions in leading the No. 10-ranked Hoosiers to a 2-1 mark with victories over the host/No. 12-ranked Wolverines of Michigan (6-3 W) and Colorado State University (9-6 W), along with a loss to No. 3 University of California-Los Angeles (10-5 L).
Against Michigan in a rematch of the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship, she found the back of the cage twice, collected four steals, blocked four shots and drew an ejection as the Hoosiers took down their long-time rival in the season-opener.
She tacked on pairs of goals and steals with five field blocks against the UCLA Bruins before wrapping up the weekend with four goals, two steals, six field blocks and two earned exclusions versus the Rams of Colorado State.
Her four goals CSU ties a career high and marked the fifth time she netted a quartet of markers.
Fournier, who now has 21 career multi-goal games, has netted 69 goals, 39 assists, 95 steals in her brief Hall-of-Fame caliber career for the Hoosiers.
The first player in league history to earn the awards trifecta (Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week) in a single season, she previously garnered the January 24, February 7, February 28, March 14, April 18 and May 2 Western Division Rookie of the Week awards during the 2011 campaign. In addititon, Fournier picked up honors as the March 21 Western Divsion Defensive Player of the Week along with the February 28 and March 14 Western Division Co-Player of the Week as she netted a conference record 10 weekly awards in her first collegiate season.
A 2011 Western Division All-Conference Second Team selection and the Western Division Rookie of the Year, she recorded 19 multi-goal efforts during her rookie season, along with at least three steals on 16 occassions.
March 14 Women's Western Division Player of the Week Honor Roll: Kiki Golden (University of Michigan)