ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha's Mikaela Shaw was named The Summit League Player of the Week for her performances Feb. 9-15.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mikaela Shaw, Omaha
So. // G // Deweese, Neb.
Shaw collects her first career Player of the Week honor after scoring 38 points in a road win at North Dakota State. The sophomore guard's 38 points were a Summit League season-high, fifth-highest in league history and third-highest in program history. She added nine rebounds and shot 58 percent from the field against the Bison. In a loss at league-leading South Dakota, Shaw tallied 18 points with five rebounds and two assists. For the week, Shaw averaged 28 points, seven rebounds and 1.5 assists per game and shot 56 percent (22-of-39) from the field.
Also nominated: Paige Bradley, Denver; Rachel Rinehart, Fort Wayne; Akilah Sims, IUPUI; Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts; Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota; Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Ashley Luke, Western Illinois.
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; Jan. 12 – Vicky McIntyre, ORU; Jan. 19 – Ashley Luke, WIU; Jan. 26 – Akilah Sims, IUPUI/Megan Waytashek, SDSU; Feb. 2 – Vicky McIntyre, ORU; Feb. 9 – Vicky McIntyre, ORU.
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
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.