February 22, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior guard Sheila McMillen (Rochester, Ind.) and freshman forward/guard Ericka Haney (Toledo, Ohio) helped Notre Dame earn a sweep in the BIG EAST weekly awards as the two were honored for their contributions last week in wins over Syracuse and West Virginia.
For the first time in her career, McMillen was honored as the league’s co-player-of-the week as she shared the honor with Miami’s Kym Hope. Haney shared co-rookie-of-the-week accolades with Boston College’s Becky Gottstein.
McMillen averaged 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds last week while reaching two Irish milestones. In an 82-60 win over Syracuse, she finished with 20 points and tied her career-best with eight rebounds. McMillen, who has 80 three-pointers on the season, hit six three-pointers in the game to break the single-season Notre Dame three-point record. She then hit five treys in the win at West Virginia to tie the career mark of 231 and finish with a game-high 25 points.
McMillen, who now holds or shares three school records, is seventh on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,356 points. She currently is the team’s second-leading scorer averaging 15.7 points per game.
Haney was selected for weekly rookie honors for the first time this season as she averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds off the bench in Notre Dame’s two conference victories last week. Against the Orangewomen, she scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and then contributed 14 points, five rebounds and three steals in the win at West Virginia. Haney, who averages 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds, has scored in double figures in four games this season.
Notre Dame, which has won 13 of its last 14 games, is ranked ninth nationally and currently owns a 22-3 record.