WACO, TEXAS (Nov. 11, 2013) -- Ornela Bacchini of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was selected as Red River Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week for the dates of Nov. 4-10. She shares the award with Byroneshia Santiago of LSU Shreveport.
Bacchini, a senior center from Buenos Aires, Argentina, missed only two shots while accounting for 17 points and nine rebounds in an 81-74 defeat of Texas Wesleyan University. She was 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line as the Saints won their season opener.
Bacchini transferred to OLLU from NAIA Division I Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
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 on the logo below: www.championsofcharacter.org.