ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota junior guard Allison Arens was named Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performances, Nov. 13-19.
Allison Arens, South Dakota
Jr. // G // Crofton, Neb.
- Earned her third career Player of the Week award and first this season
- Opened the week with 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six rebounds and two steals in a win over Big East foe Creighton
- 15 of her 19 points against the Bluejays came in crunch time during the fourth quarter
- Added 13 points with nine rebounds and a pair of steals in the road victory at Wichita State
- For the week, averaged 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assist per game, while shooting 90.5 percent (19-of-21) from the free throw line
Also nominated: Jaelencia Williams, Fort Wayne; Sarah Jacobson, North Dakota State; Amber Vidal, Omaha; Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Nov. 13 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State
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