Athlete of the Week – Savannah Wheeler


Zachary Hiser | The Parthenon

Sophomore guard Savannah Wheeler dribbles beyond the three-point line against Old Dominion on Feb. 5 2021.


Position: Guard

Class: Sophomore

Height: 5’6

Hometown: Catlettsburg, Kentucky



35 points, 6 rebounds, 4 three-pointers vs. ODU Game 2 (W, 73-68 OT)

18 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists vs. ODU Game 1 (L, 80-70)


After a career-high scoring performance against Old Dominion on Saturday, Savannah Wheeler has earned athlete of the week honors.

Her 35 points and four three-pointers helped lead the Herd to a 73-68 overtime victory. With the win, the Herd split the two-game series with ODU, making it the fourth time this season the team has split a conference series.

Wheeler willed the Herd to victory in overtime on Saturday.  She scored 12 of the Herd’s 13 overtime points, single-handedly outscoring the Monarchs.

Wheeler has far and away been the Herd’s leading scorer, averaging 18 points per game this season. She also leads the team in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and assists per game.