Denver’s Nelson claims fourth weekly honor of the season

Photo by Xavier Bonner.
Photo by Xavier Bonner.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Denver senior Madison Nelson claimed the latest Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week award, league officials announced Monday. Nelson posted back-to-back double-doubles and her third straight double-double to help the Pioneers split on the road over the weekend.

In Denver's 91-81 win over North Dakota, Nelson tallied 20 points and nine rebounds in the second half en route to her second straight double-double. She finished with game-highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds on 8-for-14 shooting and going 9-for-11 from behind the charity stripe. 

The Dover, Minn., native finished the week leading the Pios in their 85-80 overtime loss to North Dakota State. She recorded a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double and 13th of the season. Nelson also contributed four steals to help Denver set a new single-game record with 17 steals.

Madison Nelson, Denver
Sr | F | Dover, Minn.

  • Claimed her fourth athlete of the week award
  • Recorded game-highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds against North Dakota
  • Scored a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against North Dakota State
  • Averaged a double-double on the week with 25.5 ppg and 12.0 rpg
  • Tallied her seventh and eighth 20-plus point performances this season

Also nominated: Rylee Nudell (North Dakota State), Ciara Duffy (South Dakota), Julia Fleecs (North Dakota), Sh'Toya Sanders (Purdue Fort Wayne), Danni Nichols (Western Illinois), Paiton Burckhard (South Dakota State), Ella Ogier (Omaha)

Previous Player of the Week

November 11
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

November 18
Madison Nelson, Denver / Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

November 25
Jaclyn Jarnot, North Dakota

December 2
Madison Nelson, Denver

December 9
Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

December 16
Hannah Albrecht, Purdue Fort Wayne

December 23
Tagyn Larson, South Dakota State

December 30
Madison Nelson, Denver

January 6
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

January 13
Olivia Kaufmann, Western Illinois

January 20
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

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