WIU’s Covington Named Player of the Week

WIU’s Covington Named Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois' Garret Covington was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Dec. 30-Jan. 5.

Garret Covington, Western Illinois
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Covington earned his first career honor after scoring a career-high 26 points against Colonial foe William & Mary (8-5). He connected on a career-best five three-pointers in the contest, shooting 83.3 percent from both beyond the arc and at the free throw line. Covington also pulled down five rebounds and had two assists and one steal.

Also nominated: Chris Udofia, Denver; Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; Donovan Gibbs, IUPUI; Mike Felt, North Dakota State; John Karhoff, Omaha; Trevor Gruis, South Dakota.

Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, UNO; 11/18 – Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; 11/25 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/2 – Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State; 12/9 – Chris Udofia, Denver; 12/16 – Brett Olson, Denver/Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; 12/23 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/30 – John Karhoff, Omaha.

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent seasons including new tournament and regular season attendance standards, record postseason tournament participation, all-time best RPI rankings, national player honors and NCAA statistical champions. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.