SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Men’s basketball and women’s track are represented as the Pepsi/SAAC Rookies of the Month as Brandon Hedley (Silver Spring, Md. / Salisbury Prep.) and Ashley West (East Hampton, N.Y. / East Hampton) were selected for February.
Hedley, who was named the 2012-13 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, led SU in scoring with 284 points (14.2 ppg) and 67 made three pointers (67-of-160; 41.9 percent).
He was the team’s highest scorer in 11 of his 20 games played as he started 17 contests and played the most minutes (670 total, 33.5 mpg).
Among Landmark Conference players, Hedley is second in three-pointers made, third in three-point percentage, sixth in assists (74), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6) and eighth in scoring.
Hedley became the third Crusader in the last four seasons to be
named Rookie of Year under head coach Frank
Marcinek as Harvey Pannell (Bloomfield,
Conn. / St. Thomas More) and Harley
Sellinger (Mill Hall, Pa. / Central Mountain) were
named 2009-10 and 2010-11 Rookies of the Year, respectively.
Hedley and the Crusaders finished 2012-13 with a 9-16 record and a 5-9 mark in the Landmark.
West, who was named the Landmark Conference Female Track Athlete and Female Co-Rookie of the Year, won the one-mile run at last Saturday’s Landmark Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships with a personal-best time of 5:09.94.
Her time was four seconds ahead of the runner-up from Juniata and just tenths of a second off the conference record of 5:09.67. It also marked the second-fastest time in SU history.
West also won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:24.10 and was a member of the second-place 4 x 400 relay team as she led the Crusaders to a second-place overall finish.