Senior guard earns Crossroads League honor

December 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – University of Saint Francis senior Derek Hinen had a week players dream about and he has been named Crossroads League Player of the Week for his efforts in two Cougar wins in CL action.

The 6-foot-3 guard from Columbia City, Ind., averaged 29.5 points and 7.0 assists per game for the No. 3-ranked Cougars, who have now won eight consecutive games including a 93-85 win over Goshen College on Saturday. He has scored 20-plus points in three consecutive games entering a clash at No. 12-ranked Taylor University on Tuesday night.

Hinen shot .633 from the field and .545 from the three-point line in wins over Marian (98-97, 2 OT) and Goshen. Hinen made national headlines in USF’s double overtime win over MU, sinking the game-winner to make Sportscenter’s Top-10 Plays as the No. 1 play. He finished with a career high 35 points while passing out eight assists.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.