Athlete of the week February 8, 2012

Nikki Arner: The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to Photo By:Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor
Nikki Arner


FSU Women’s Basketball

Ludington/Ludington High School

Bulldog sophomore forward Nikki Arner was selected as this issue’s Athlete of the Week following outstanding performances against Lake Superior State University (Feb. 2) and Saginaw Valley State University (Feb. 4). Arner contributed 16 points in Thursday’s 75-56 victory over the Lakers and 12 points in Saturday’s 81-57 win over the Cardinals. She also added seven rebounds in the SVSU contest. With Arner’s help, FSU improved to 15-4 overall and 12-1 in the GLIAC. The Bulldogs continue to lead the divisional standings with six regular-season games remaining.

This season Arner has appeared in all 19 games for FSU. She is currently averaging 8.4 points per game and has scored 160 total points this campaign. In addition , Arner is averaging 6 rebounds per game and has totaled 114 rebounds this season.

Come watch Arner and the rest of the FSU women’s basketball team as they host Lake Erie College Feb. 9. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside Jim Wink Arena.