2020-21 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

2020-21 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution's award winners.

 


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Week 7 (January 26, 2021)

Player of the Week: Brittany Roberts, McPherson (Kan.)

Roberts posted a double-double in both conference wins last week. The senior averaged 28 points, 17 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2 blocks and 4.5 steals on the week. 

Nominees: Cassidy Moss, Brescia (Ky.); Rebekah Engle, William Carey (Miss.); Gabriela Rosas, Vanguard (Calif.); La'quanza Glover, Edward Waters (Fla.); Leaianya Massenat, Central Methodist (Mo.); Taylor Rodenburgh, Morningside (Iowa); Fu'tra Banks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Jade Giron, Lyon (Ark.); Gabby Kreykes, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Alyssa LeMay, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Zaria Dorsey, Science & Arts (Okla.); Jaycie Jenkins, Milligan (Tenn.); Kianna Hardaway, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); Taylor Gregory, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Kiara Burlage, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Kaliyah Little, Coastal Georgia; Erika Foy, Indiana Tech; Jordan Zrust, Mayville State (N.D.); Emilee Maldonado, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Savanna Crockett, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)


Week 6 (January 19, 2021)

Player of the Week: Paige Kelley, Lyon (Ark.)

Kelley opened the week with a new career & game-high of 25 points vs Stephens (Mo.). The freshman then topped herself again with a new career & game-high of 28 vs William Woods (Mo.). 

Nominees: Emari Bell, Edward Waters (Fla.); Payton Slaughter, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Briana Mcnutt, Thomas More (Ky.); Emily Patton, Keiser (Fla.); Fu'tra Banks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Brooke Hammonds, Union (Ky.); Allyson Callahan, Midway (Ky.); Courtney Olson, Dickinson State (N.D.); Kendall Michalski, Bethel (Kan.); Alize Ruiz, Bacone (Okla.); Natasa Radovic, Ottawa (Ariz.); Taniece Chapman, Goshen (Ind.); Danielle Wagner, Carroll (Mont.); Alexis Hill, Indiana Tech; Natalie Smaron, Benedictine (Kan.); Cassia McCaskill, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Gabby Kreykes, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Alexia Galloway, Brewton-Parker (Ga.)


Week 5 (January 12, 2021)

Player of the Week: Brittany Roberts, McPherson (Kan.)

Roberts recorded not only a double-double in the two matches she competed in but also set a new school single-game rebounding record with 25 rebounds vs Friends (Kan.). The senior also hit 1,000 rebounds and became the first Bulldog to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

Nominees: Rachel Gillum, Ohio Christian; Victory Udechi, Xavier (La.); Zaria Dorsey, Science & Arts (Okla.); DeAuja Thompson, LSU Shreveport (La.); Hannah Lawson, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jordan Zrust, Mayville State (N.D.); Mariya Williams, Montreat (N.C.); Grace Beyer, UHSP St. Louis (Mo.); Sara Muhelhausen, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Keaynna Tolbert, Florida Memorial; Kassidy Broussard, Middle Georgia State; Natalie Smaron, Benedictine (Kan.); Dayton Groninger, Indiana Wesleyan; Erin Scott, University of Northwestern Ohio; Matti Reiner, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Brianna Flayter, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Parker Esary, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Octavia Lowery, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); Des Gonzalez, Arizona Christian


Week 4 (January 5, 2021)

Player of the Week: Brandie Snow, Shawnee State (Ohio)

Snow recorded her 10th career double-double against Cumberlands (Ky.) while posting a new career-high 35 points. 

Nominees: Taylor Hardin, Texas A&M Texarkana; Morgan Koepsell, Dakota State (S.D.); Shay Johnson, Rust (Miss.); Avery Harper, Rio Grande (Ohio); Taysha Rushton, Concordia (Neb.); Andriana Acosta, St. Francis (Ill.); Ella Collier, Marian (Ind.); Jamie Pickens, Carroll (Mont.); Erika Foy, Indiana Tech; Taylor Thomas, Loyola (La.); Gabrielle Ozoude, Southeastern (Fla.)


Week 3 (December 15, 2020)

Player of the Week: Brianna Vogts, Evangel (Mo.)

Vogts helped her team to a 2-0 week after notching a double-double in each of those wins against Missouri Valley (22 points, 15 rebounds) and Baker (Kan.) (25 points, 13 rebounds). The junior also posted a new career-high of 25 points vs Missouri Valley.

Nominees: Alexis Hill, Indiana Tech ; Lauren James, Taylor (Ind.) ; Sha'Kawanza Brown, Edward Waters (Fla.) ; Jessi Giles, Dakota State (S.D.) ; Taylor Norris, Missouri Baptist ; Peyton Wingert, Midland (Neb.) ; Kiara Burlage, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Ali May, Alice Lloyd (Ky.) ; Lauren Rowley, William Carey (Miss.) ; Brooke Hammonds, Union (Ky.) ; Elisa Gonzalez, Bacone (Okla.) ; Haley Gantt, Warner (Fla.) ; Yionis Keith, York (Neb.) ; Sammy Rogers, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Claire Austin, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Mollie Peoples, Montana Tech


Week 2 (December 8, 2020)

Player of the Week: Reagan Turner, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Turner matched her season-high of 26 points against Cumberland (Tenn.). The senior also recorded her 2,000th career point last week and is 200 points from matching the programs all-time leading scorer. 

Nominees: Jasmine Coleman, Rust (Miss.); Antigonie Sanabria, Keiser (Fla.); Sophia Peppers, Morningside (Iowa); Jordan Zrust, Mayville State (N.D.); Kylie Wroblewski, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Leah Shelley, Midway (Ky.); Alize Ruiz, Bacone (Okla.); Lexi Mitchell, College of Idaho; Mackenzie Loe, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Dayton Groninger, Indiana Wesleyan; Tyleia Williams, Brenau (Ga.); Kylah Comley, Sterling (Kan.)


Week 1 (December 1, 2020)

Player of the Week: Hannah Demars, Jamestown (N.D.)

Demars posted a double-double against Hastings (Neb.) (22 points, 12 rebounds) and Doane (Neb.) (39 points, 12 rebounds). Also, set a new career-high of 39 points against Doane. 

Nominees: Lauren James, Taylor (Ind.); Leonie Owona, Montreat (N.C.); Reagan Turner, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Jansen Edmiston, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Olivia Chadwell, Blue Mountain (Miss.); De'vena Smith, Philander Smith (Ark.); Victoria Hill, Texas A&M Texarkana; Hannah Ferguson, Bethany (Kan.); Danielle Wagner, Carroll (Mont.); Erika Foy, Indiana Tech; Shanelle Tolley, Missouri Valley; Autumn Herriford, Asbury (Ky.); Justene Charlesworth, St. Francis (Ill.)

 

Championship Information

NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship

40th ANNUAL
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

March 12-13, 2021 Opening Round  Campus Sites

March 18-23, 2021
Tyson Events Center
Sioux City, Iowa