Bachrodt, Baranczyk, Hittner and Rhine Claim MVC Women’s Basketball Specialty Awards

first_imgBachrodt is the first-ever Drake player to be picked MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Earlier this week, she was named to the All-MVC First Team following All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades as a sophomore and being named to the MVC All-Freshman team her first season. This season, Bachrodt is averaging impressive stats across the board with 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Bachrodt, who was selected to the Preseason All-MVC First Team with Hittner, leads the Valley in assists with 117 and is second in steals with 60. Hittner’s MVC Player of the Year award is a league-leading tenth for a Drake player. She is part of an impressive set of former Bulldog stars who were named MVC Player of the Year. Wanda Ford (1985, 1986), Jan Jensen (1991), Kristi Kinne (1995), Tricia Wakely (1996), Kiersten Miller (1998), Rachael Hackbarth (2012), Kyndal Clark (2014) and Wendell (2017) have all claimed the league’s top individual award. In just her second season, Hittner is the youngest of the group. Baranczyk is the third Drake head coach to be selected MVC Coach of the Year joining Lisa Bluder (1995, 1997, 1998) and Lisa Stone (2001). Baranczyk, the sixth head coach in Drake women’s basketball history, has a career record of 122-68 and reached 100 wins at Drake faster than any other head coach in program history. Baranczyk is the fifth coach in Valley history to have a career winning percentage above .700 in league games. Currently, Baranczyk sits fourth all-time in winning percentage with a career record of 79-29 (.731) in league contests, including an impressive 65-7 mark in the past four seasons. Baranczyk has the second-most MVC regular season titles among Drake women’s basketball head coaches as she trails Bluder, who claimed three in her 10 seasons. MOLINE, Ill. – Drake sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) has been named the 2018 Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year while junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) was tabbed the MVC Defensive Player of the Year and redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) was selected the MVC Sixth Player of the Year for the second time in her career. Head coach Jennie Baranczyk was chosen the MVC Coach of the Year for the second-straight season. The four were presented their awards at a ceremony on the opening night of the 2018 MVC Tournament at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. Drake is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament and will play either No. 8 Valparaiso or No. 9 Loyola on Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Version Hittner is the second-consecutive Drake player to be honored as MVC Player of the Year after Lizzy Wendell won the award in 2017. Earlier this week, Hittner was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the second-consecutive season and joins Wendell as the only Bulldogs to earn All-MVC First Team honors each of their first two seasons. An excellent student, Hittner was chosen to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week four times this year. This season, Hittner has started all 30 games, leads the MVC in three-point percentage at 44.0 percent, ranks second in scoring at 15.7 points per game and third in shooting percentage at 49.2. Hittner, who was the 2017 MVC Freshman of the Year, raised her already impressive play to another level in league play this year. She led the Valley in free throw percentage at 95.7 and three-point shooting at 50.7 percent, narrowly ranked second in scoring at 16.0 points per game and was fourth in shooting percentage at 53.5 percent. Hittner is the first MVC player to post 50-50-95 shooting numbers in league play in 15 seasons. She is currently No.1 all-time in three-point percentage at 47.7 at Drake and No. 2 all-time in career free throw percentage at 84.9.center_img During her tenure, Baranczyk has had seven Bulldogs earn 19 All-MVC selections, seven named to the MVC All-Freshman team, four MVC Freshman of the Year winners, two MVC Player of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year winners and one MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Baranczyk guided Drake to its second-consecutive outright MVC regular season championship following the program’s second-straight 18-0 record. No Valley team has ever gone undefeated in one regular season of league action and Drake is now the only program to go unscathed in two MVC seasons. The program has won a Gateway/MVC record 40 regular season games. Rhine is one of the most accurate shooters in MVC and program history with a 59.1 percent career clip, which ranks third all-time at Drake and fifth all-time in the MVC. Rhine needs to score just 30 more points to reach the 1,000-career point mark. This season, Rhine was selected CoSIDA Academic All-District Team while collecting a league-high five MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. She has started all 96 games in her career and is No. 9 all-time at Drake in career steals with 195. Bachrodt has nabbed a career-high six steals in four career games. This week, Bachrodt was also selected to the MVC All-Defensive Team for the second-straight season and garnered her first career MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention honors. This year, Rhine has played in 28 games, averages 15.6 points per game (4th in MVC) while shooting a league-high 58.4 percent from the floor and pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game (9th in MVC). Rhine’s second career MVC Sixth Player of the Year award caps a week of multiple honors for her as she was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First and selected to the All-MVC First Team for the first time in her career. Rhine was named MVC Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year and earned All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades following her freshman season. Rhine, who played in just eight games in 2016-17 due to injury, tied Hittner for most 20-plus point games with six this season.last_img read more

Beauty: Eyelash lifts explained – why they’re a real eye-opener

first_imgBeautician Lorraine Quinn from Beauty at the Lodge Ballybofey reveals why lash lifts are the hottest trending treatment:You’ve probably heard about the new-age Lash Lifting sweeping the beauty industry. It’s the hottest Lash treatment in the celebrity world, with beauty bloggers agreeing that it’s the best treatment ever!The Lash Lifting Treatment is everywhere right now. Our clients are loving it. People who have never even been in a lash lounge are flocking to get lifted, Ex-Lash-Extension-Lovers are returning for this new method that gives results without the maintenance. The Lash Lift is here to stay, so if you’ve not already tried it, here are some reasons why you should. The Lash Lift is the revolutionary lash phenomenon that reveals your natural lashes in all their glory. It’s about knowing your eyes will be the centre of attention, without you having to do a thing. Make the most of what nature gave you with the length, volume and lift effect.If you’re looking for a way to elongate, enhance and exaggerate your natural lashes, then Lash Lifting is the answer. We are giving 10% off on Elleebana Lash Lift Treatments at Beauty at the Lodge this month, visit us on Facebook here to book.The Lash Lift permanently curls your natural lashes for up to 8 weeks with no maintenance required, meaning people who want some extra oomph without the commitment of extension upkeep, now have a service just for them. HOW DOES IT WORK?The structure of a single hair is made up of 3 parts: the hair cuticle, the cortex and the medulla. When the Lifting product is applied during the treatment, the hydrogen comes into contact with the air and oxidizes. This creates a chemical process which breaks down the disulphate bonds in each hair, allowing them to move into a new shape. The next step is applying the volumiser, which reforms the disulphate bonds into their new shape, which is long and lifted with maximum volume.HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE / LAST?Around 30 minutes with an expert lash technician. It’s a closed-eye procedure too! So time to relax and take a power nap. You’re then set for up to 6-8 weeks. That’s a lot of days to have your lashes-on-fleek!DOES THE LASH LIFTING PROCEDURE HURT?No, the procedure is totally painless. You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment and although it may feel a little strange being unable to open your eyes for this time, it offers you a chance to relax during the treatment.WILL IT DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?We ensure proper lash lift procedures are followed. You can be assured that all our products used have been specifically formulated and tested to prevent damage to your lashes.CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA You can still wear mascara and use make-up remover, though your lashes will look so good you certainly won’t need to.COULD I HAVE A REACTION TO THIS TREATMENT?Very few people have a reaction to the product but that doesn’t mean you won’t be one of them. What one person reacts to, another is fine with. This is why you can opt to have a patch test 24 hours beforehand. A patch test is quick and simple. It consists of us placing 2 drops of the product behind the ear. Wiping it off and waiting to see if any subsequent irritation occurs over the next 24 hours such as redness, itching or inflammation for example. CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP AFTER MY LASH LIFT?Yes, but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised, as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.HOW DO I CLEAN MY EYES?Gently, by using mild products and always wait 24 hours before doing this. CAN I USE AN EYELASH CURLER?No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, but more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.WHAT AFTERCARE IS INVOLVED?No maintenance other than a regular lick of our nourishing Lash & Brow Conditioning Serum that’s it! YOU’LL SAVE TIME GETTING READY IN THE MORNINGDo you ever wake up and wish you could have ten extra minutes in bed? Well, with Lash Lifting you can! Waking up with perfect lashes every morning will cut down the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, leaving you with more time to work out, eat a nutritious breakfast, or simply hit that snooze button a few more times.IT’S PERFECT FOR HOLIDAYSA Lash Lifting is the perfect treatment for your holidays because it doesn’t require any maintenance. The last thing you want on holiday is a full face of make-up and as you don’t have to wear mascara, you can kiss goodbye to panda-eye disasters in the pool or while sunbathing!Why not take advantage of our Christmas offer and receive a 10% discount off our Elleebana Lash Lift Treatment. valid until 30th December 2017To book, call: 074 91 30446Terms and Conditions apply and this offer is not in conjunction with any other offerYou can find out more about our Lash Lifting service by clicking on the link of: LVL by Nouveau Beauty & Elleebana Lash Lifting Lorraine xBeauty: Eyelash lifts explained – why they’re a real eye-opener was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Lorraine QuinnShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beauty at the lodgelash liftlorraine quinnlast_img read more