WACO, TEXAS (Dec. 17, 2012) -- Juan "Eddie" Ortiz of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) received Red River Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week honors for the dates of Dec. 10-16. Rodney Milum of LSU Shreveport was also honored.
Ortiz, a senior guard from San Antonio, established a new school record with nine three-pointers in a 104-90 triumph over Jarvis Christian College in the Saints only game of the week. His record came on 11 attempts from behind the three-point arc en route to a career-high 27 points. OLLU improved to 5-1 in conference play and 6-5 on the season in the process.
Ortiz joined the Saints team during its inaugural season in 2009. He excels in the classroom as well earning a variety of scholarships and internships, as well as receiving scholar athlete honors from the conference. Ortiz is majoring in accounting.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant