NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Player of the Week - No. 5

NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Player of the Week - No. 5

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Taylah Simmons of Southeastern (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Basketball Div II Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. Simmons was nominated for her performances during the week of Jan 6 - 12 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week

Taylah Simmons of Southeastern (Fla.)

6-1 JR F; from Melbourne, Australia

  • Weekly Stats
    • Eclipsed the SEU single-game program record for points scored twice in three days
    • Scoring 36 points in win over Johnson & Wales
    • Then scoring 45 points in home win against Keiser
    • Shot 66% from the field led Fire to 70th-consecutive win against Sun Conference opponent


Nominees: Brooke Hammonds, Union (Ky.) ; Morgan Mckinney, Northwest Christian (Ore.) ; Demi Russell, Siena Heights (Mich.) ; Sarah Fryman, Huntington (Ind.) ; Sierra Mitchell, Morningside (Iowa) ; Zaria Napier, Asbury (Ky.) ; Olivia Crigler, Pacific Union (Calif.) ; Kaleia Monteiro, LC (Ill.) ; Mackenzie Huber, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Courtney Heinen, Kansas Wesleyan ; Claire Austin, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 

2019-20 Division II Women's Basketball Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (November 27): Kynedi Cheeseman, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

Week 2 (December 04): Catherine Shope, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Week 3 (December 11): Emma Stille, Carlow (Pa.)

Week 4 (January 08): Kaitlin Aylward, St. Francis (Ill.)

Week 5 (January 15): Taylah Simmons, Southeastern (Fla.)

Championship Information

NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championship

March 11-17, 2020
Tyson Events Center 
Sioux City, Iowa