The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Luther College sophomore Laura Hamilton (Minnetonka, Minn./Chanhassen) has been named the league's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 17.
Hamilton, an honorable mention all-conference performer a year ago, helped lead Luther to two non-conference road victories this past week. The Norse defeated Mount Mercy (Iowa) 76-67 and No. 7 University of St. Thomas 77-72. She led the Norse in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (8.5 rpg) and assists (4.0 apg) during the two-game stretch. During the win over St. Thomas she scored a career high 19 points, and led the squad with nine rebounds and six assists. In the Mount Mercy victory, she tallied 12 points, had eight rebounds, two assists and three steals.
The two wins increased Luther's overall record to 7-5.