ORU’s Ihim Captures #SummitWBB Player of the Week Award

ORU’s Ihim Captures #SummitWBB Player of the Week Award

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts senior forward Faith Ihim was named Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performances, Dec. 11-17.

Faith Ihim, Oral Roberts
Sr. // F // Tulsa, Okla.

  • Earned her first career Player of the Week honor
  • For the week, averaged 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in just 25.0 minutes per game, while connecting on 72.7 percent (16-of-22) of her shots
  • Collected a double-double performance (20 points, 10 rebounds) along with a pair of steals in Saturday's win over Chicago State at the Shocker Winter Classic
  • Added 15 points and six rebounds in the win over Alcorn State Friday in Wichita

Also nominated: Briana Johnson, Denver; Jaelencia Williams, Fort Wayne; Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Previous honorees: Nov. 13 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Nov. 20 – Allison Arens, South Dakota; Nov. 27 – Courtney Vaccher, Omaha/Madison Guebert, South Dakota State; Dec. 4 – Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois; Dec. 11 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.


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