Nanticoke, Pa./Greater Nanticoke HS
(Saint Joseph's University)
At Delaware: First-year member of squad who is expected to make a valuable contribution in the frontcourt • lefthander with a soft jump shot in the lane • returns to basketball after a year hiatus • attended junior college near her hometown last year.
At Saint Joseph's:
2008-09 Season: Played in just one game before leaving team for personal reasons.
2007-08 Season: Led team to a 17-14 overall record • started in 30 games while playing in 31 as a freshman • led team in rebounds 24 times • first freshman to lead team in scoring (11.9), rebound (8.7) and blocks (46) in Saint Joseph's history • first Saint Joseph’s freshman to be named first team All-Big 5 • named Big 5 Rookie of the Year • earned third team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Rookie honors • set SJU freshman record for rebounds (271), the eighth most in a single season in school history • 46 blocks ranked fourth all-time at SJU in a single season • led Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage (59.6) and third in rebound and fifth in blocks • named team’s Best Offensive Player and earned Hilton Philadelphia Hawk Classic All-Tournament Team accolades.
High School: Led Greater Nanticoke High School to a 58-2 record her final two seasons, twice winning the Wyoming Valley Conference and AAA District II Championships • as a senior, averaged 22 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 blocks per game, earning second team All-Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association accolades • named both the 2006-07 Citizens’ Voice and Times Ledger Player of the Year • three-time Wyoming Valley Conference MVP and Wyoming Valley Conference first team All-Scholastic honoree • 2006-07 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee and All-American honorable mention by Street & Smith's • finished her high school career with over 1,500 points, 1,500 rebounds, and 500 blocks • also earned All-State honors after leading Greater Nanticoke to the Girls AA District II Volleyball championship • also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Sarah Samantha Acker • daughter of Terry and Lorraine Acker • has an older sister and a younger brother • began playing basketball in third grade • pursing sociology degree at Delaware with aspirations to be a veterinary technician.Back To Women's Basketball Home Women's Basketball Story Archive