Kent State’s Korinek named MAC East Player of the Week


Kent State sophomore forward Jordan Korinek pivots around a Northern Illinois defender at the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017.

Samantha Ross

Kent State forward Jordan Korinek is currently in the midst of her best season as a member of the Kent State basketball team, as the junior is averaging 14.2 points per game and has emerged as the perfect complement to star guard Larissa Lurken.

Korinek received recognition for her achievements Tuesday, as she was named MAC East Player of the Week. As of Wednesday, she has also been named the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week. The honor is given to athletes who have preformed well in their respective sport and maintained above a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Korinek started her week off by scoring 26 points in the Flashes 98-97 loss to Northern Illinois University, but she earned the award in the Flashes 68-65 upset of division-favorite Ohio University this past weekend, finishing with a team-leading 24 points to go along with five rebounds and two steals.

Korinek joins Lurken as the only Flashes to be named MAC East player of the week this season.

Korinek currently sits at 903 career points, and could very well reach 1,000 career points by the end of the season. 

Samantha Ross is a sports reporter, you can contact her at [email protected]