Opposing players to watch this weekend

Women’s basketball: Louisiana Tech @ Marshall

Whitney Frazier, Forward, #2

Frazier is an experienced senior forward who leads the team in scoring this season at 15.2 points per game with a 50 percent shooting clip. She does most of her damage in the paint offensively and creates second-chance opportunities, grabbing 2.6 offensive rebounds per game while averaging a total of 6.4 RPG. Defensively, Frazier isn’t much of a shot blocker as she has just two total blocks all season. Frazier’s collegiate career has been decorated, as she was named second team All C-USA last season and second team All-Western Athletic Conference as a sophomore. In last year’s matchup with the Herd, Frazier had a career night as she scored her 1,000 point and had a career-high 26 points to go along with 11 rebounds.

Chrisstasia Walter, Guard, #10

Walter, a senior, ranks fifth on the team in scoring at 7.2 PPG, but she ranks first in the conference and 16th nationally in assists at 6.1 per game. Walter’s skillset goes beyond her excellent passing and court vision. She also has size as a 5-foot-8 guard and athleticism to make an impact on the glass averaging a team-leading 6.5 RPG. She isn’t much of an outside shooter as she has made nine 3-pointers in 17 games this season and shot 1-8 against the Herd in last year’s contest.

Women’s swimming and diving: Western Kentucky @ Marshall

Michelle Craddock

Craddock enters Saturday’s meet after being named C-USA Swimmer of the Week Tuesday. Craddock competes as a free-style swimmer for Western Kentucky University and notched two individual wins and relay win in the team’s meet last weekend. Craddock won the 500 freestyle, and the 100 freestyle in which she set a new pool record at 50.82 seconds. Craddock also accomplished a split time of 22.65 seconds during the 200 freestyle relay where the team also set a new record.