ORU's McIntyre Selected as #SummitWBB Player of the Week

Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre
Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre was named The Summit League Player of the Week for her performances Jan. 5-11.

Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts
Sr. // C // Omaha, Neb.
McIntyre earns her second Player of the Week award this season after averaging a double-double in a pair of league games. The senior center scored 19 points with 14 rebounds in a win over South Dakota. She also added six blocks, three assists and two steals in the win over the Coyotes. In a loss at Fort Wayne, she scored 15 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks. For the week, McIntyre averaged 17 points, 13.5 rebounds and five blocks per contest. She shot 56 percent (10-of-18) from the field and was a perfect 14-for-14 at the free throw line while adding 1.5 assists and one steal per game for the Golden Eagles.

Also nominated: Paige Bradley, Denver; Haley Seibert, Fort Wayne; Nevena Markovic, IUPUI; Holly Johnson, North Dakota State; Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota.

Previous honorees: Nov. 17 – KeShyra McCarver, IPFW/Raeshel Contreras, USD; Nov. 24 – Ashley Luke, WIU; Dec. 1 – Vicky McIntyre, ORU; Dec. 8 – Haley Seibert, IPFW/Megan Waytashek, SDSU; Dec. 15 – Ashley Luke, WIU; Dec. 22 – Raeshel Contreras, USD; Dec. 29 – Rachel Rinehart, IPFW; Jan. 5 – Brooke LeMar, NDSU/Ashley Luke, WIU.

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features women's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Over the past five seasons (2010-14), The Summit League has the nation's second-highest RPI gain (+10) during that span. In 2013-14, The Summit League tied its all-time high with four teams across three national postseason tournaments, recorded its highest combined postseason winning percentage and deepest postseason national tournament run, and had its best year-end Sagarin Ranking in a decade. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.