High Point, N.C. - Coker College’s Lotta Aaltonen (4-6 overall, 3-2 conf.) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women's basketball Player of the Week during week number seven in the 2008-09 season.
Lotta Aaltonen led the Coker Lady Cobras to their first three game winning streak in more than six years, as Coker was a perfect 3-0 on the week with a thrilling 57-55 win over Mount Olive and two solid victories over St. Andrews, 83-55 and Pfeiffer, 82-77. Aaltonen was the only Lady Cobra to score in double figures in all three games, averaging 17 points per game for the week, including scoring a game high 24 against Mount Olive. To go along with her stellar scoring, Lotta was a force on the boards, grabbing 19 rebounds in three games, while also picking up eight steals. On the year, Lotta is averaging 14.1 points per game, with 3.7 rebounds per game.