College Basketball: Miami sweeps freshman of year honors in MAC

Miami University’s Michael Weathers dribbles to the hoop defended by Wright State’s Justin Mitchell during their 89-87 loss to Wright State University Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Miami University’s Michael Weathers dribbles to the hoop defended by Wright State’s Justin Mitchell during their 89-87 loss to Wright State University Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The Miami RedHawks swept Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year honors for men’s and women’s basketball.

On Tuesday, RedHawk rookies Michael Weathers and Lauren Dickerson were tapped by the MAC.

Weathers averaged 16.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 32 games.

“This is a great achievement for Michael, he’s worked extremely hard to become a better basketball player,” said associate head coach Rick Duckett. “This is a great opportunity for him to grow as a player and as a young man. We wish him continued success as he moves Miami basketball to the next level.”

Weathers is the fourth player in Miami history to be named the MAC’s top freshman, joining Ron Harper (1983), Trimill Haywood (1987) and Craig Michaelis (1990).

Dickerson average 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32 games.

“Lauren is a special player and a great teammate,” said head coach Cleve Wright. “ She has obviously made an immediate impact on our team. Her passion to compete elevates her game and her teammates. She is worthy of this award and we are very excited for her.”

Dickerson is the second player in program history to be named MAC Freshman of the Year, joining Courtney Osborn (2010).