WIU’s Clemens Earns Second Consecutive #SummitWBB Weekly Award

WIU’s Clemens Earns Second Consecutive #SummitWBB Weekly Award

ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois senior guard Emily Clemens was named The Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performances, Jan. 29 – Feb. 4.

Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Sr. // G // Muscatine, Iowa

  • Recorded her ninth career Player of the Week honor and fourth this season
  • Broke the league's all-time assists (633) and free throws made (513) record in the win at Oral Roberts
  • Also became WIU's all-time leading scorer (1,558) against the Golden Eagles
  • Registered a double-double of 31 points and 10 assists against ORU, along with grabbing seven rebounds
  • Added 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in a loss at league-leader South Dakota
  • For the week, averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game
  • Shot 53.6 percent (15-of-28) from the field, 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from downtown and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) at the charity stripe

Also nominated: Samantha Romanowski, Denver; Hannah Albrecht, Fort Wayne; Faith Ihim, Oral Roberts; Ciara Duffy, South Dakota; Ellie Thompson, South Dakota State

Previous honorees: Nov. 13 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Nov. 20 – Allison Arens, South Dakota; Nov. 27 – Courtney Vaccher, Omaha/Madison Guebert, South Dakota State; Dec. 4 – Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois; Dec. 11 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Dec. 18 – Faith Ihim, Oral Roberts; Dec. 26 – Emily Clemens, Western Illinois/Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Jan. 2 – Emily Clemens, Western Illinois/Ciara Duffy, South Dakota; Jan. 8 – Ciara Duffy, South Dakota; Jan. 16 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Jan. 22 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Jan. 29 – Emily Clemens, Western Illinois

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features women's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.


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