By: Kelly Shipp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – University of South Dakota junior forward Taylor Frederick has been named The Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week after a stellar opening weekend for the Yotes, as announced by league officials.
Frederick helped lead South Dakota to a road victory over Creighton University with a career-high 26 points. Frederick and the Yotes were one of just two Summit League squads to post a 2-0 record in the first week of the season with their home win over Incarnate Word.
Player of the Week
Taylor Frederick, South Dakota
Jr. | Forward | Earling, Iowa
• Helped lead USD to a 77-65 upset at Creighton and go 2-0 in the opening weekend
• Posted a career-high 26 points in the win at Creighton
• Averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and an assist per game
• She shot 81 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the 3-point line in the Yotes two games
• This is Frederick's first career player of the week honor
Also nominated: Michelle Gaislerova, North Dakota State; Lexi Klabo, North Dakota; De'Jour Young, Purdue Fort Wayne; Lakota Beatty, Oral Roberts; Lauren Loven, Denver; Kalen Phillips, Omaha
2018-19 Summit League Players of the Week
Nov. 12: Taylor Frederick, South Dakota
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.