Denver’s Nelson earns Summit League Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor

Denver’s Nelson earns Summit League Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Denver junior forward Madison Nelson has been named The Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in the Pioneers three wins last week.

Early in the season, Nelson has helped lead Denver to a league-best five wins in non-conference play while also posting impressive individual numbers. She earned back-to-back double-doubles last week including a 20-point, 20-rebound performance against Lamar. Nelson's 20-point and 20-rebound game was the first 20/20 game in The Summit League since 2014, while her 20-rebounds makes her one of just three Summit League players to grab at least 20 boards in the last four seasons.


Player of the Week

Madison Nelson, Denver

Jr. | Forward | Dover, Minn.

• Helped lead Denver to a 3-0 record last week and a tie for first in The Summit League standings

• Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Lamar and St. Bonaventure

• She grabbed 20 rebounds and scored 20 points against Lamar, becoming the first player in Denver history to record a 20/20 game

• Her 20/20 game is the first in The Summit League since 2014 when Oral Roberts Vicky McIntyre did it three times

• Her two double-doubles give her three for her career and she is one of two Summit League players with multiple double-doubles this season

• She becomes just the third Summit League student-athlete in the last four years to grab at least 20 rebounds in a game

• Her 20 rebounds against Lamar is the most in The Summit League this season

• Averaged 15.7 points per game and 15 rebounds per game while shooting 62 percent from the field

• This is Nelson's first career player of the week honor


Also nominated: Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois; Sh'Toya Sanders, Purdue Fort Wayne; Ciara Duffy, South Dakota; Lexi Klabo, North Dakota; Rylie Torrey, Oral Roberts; Josie Filer, Omaha


2018-19 Summit League Players of the Week

Nov. 12: Taylor Frederick, South Dakota

Nov. 19: Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Nov. 26: Madison Nelson, Denver


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