Cha Sweeney named MAC Freshman of the Year

Eastern Michigan guard Cha Sweeney makes a tight cut to beat the defense during the Eagles' 76-81 overtime loss to Northern Illinois on 10 March at the Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball Cha Sweeney was named the 2013-14 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, by the league office. The award was voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches and members of the media.

The Toledo, Ohio native ranks fourth in the MAC in scoring, averaging a team-best 16.8 points a game, while ranking 11th in steals (1.7), 11th in three-pointers made (1.7) and 13th in assists (2.8).

She is one of just 16 freshmen ranked nationally in the NCAA’s top 250 scorers, and has reached double figures in points on 27 occasions and has scored 20-or-more in 11 contests. Sweeney notched at least 10 points in each of her last 20 games.

Standing at just 5-foot-2, Sweeney became the all-time freshman scoring leader in Eastern Michigan women’s basketball history having racked up 515 points in 30 games. She is just the third EMU freshman to surpass the 400-point scoring margin as she joins Tavelyn James and Ryan Coleman on the list.

Additionally, she ranks fourth among first-year players in Mid-American Conference history.

Cha Sweeney’s Stats (2013-14 season averages)

Points: 17.2

Assists: 2.7

Rebounds: 3.4

Free Throws: 71.9 percent

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