Nanticoke, Pa./Greater Nanticoke HS
(Saint Joseph's University)
As A Blue Hen
Second-year member of squad who is expected to make a valuable contribution in the frontcourt • lefthander with a soft jump shot in the lane.
2010-11 Season: Appeared in all but two games for the Blue Hens while making four starts on the year • ranked third on the team with 5.0 rebounds per game and sixth with 5.1 points per contest • shot a team-high 56.6 percent from the field, the second highest percentage in a UD single season • finished the year second on the Blue Hens with 34 blocked shots • ranked sixth in the CAA with 1.1 blocks per game • saw first action as a Blue Hen at Yale (11/20) after being granted a waiver from the NCAA • recorded a double-double in second game with Delaware against St. Francis (Pa.) with season-highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds • posted 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six blocks during a win at La Salle (11/28) the following game • also reached double figures at James Madison when she scored 10 points and collected seven boards (2/20) • grabbed at least five rebounds in 18 games on the year • played double figure minutes in all but one contest, including a season-high 30 against Penn State (12/19) • hauled down a season-best five offensive rebounds vs. Old Dominion (1/16) • connected on eight consecutive field goal attempts from Jan. 30 until Feb. 6.
At Saint Joseph's
2008-09 Season: Played in just one game before leaving team for personal reasons.
2007-08 Season: Led the Hawks to a 17-14 overall record • started 30 games while playing in 31 as a freshman • led team in rebounds 24 times • first freshman to lead the team in scoring (11.9), rebounds (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 • her 46 blocks ranked fourth all-time at SJU in a single season • led Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage (59.6), was third in rebounds, and ranked fifth in blocks • named team’s Best Offensive Player and earned Hilton Philadelphia Hawk Classic All-Tournament Team accolades.
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.
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.
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