Denver’s Nelson Earns the Final Summit League Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor

Denver’s Nelson Earns the Final 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.

Nelson has quietly put together an impressive junior campaign for the Pioneers. Nelson earned her 10th double-double of the season against Omaha to become the first Summit League women's basketball student-athlete to record double-digit double-doubles in a season since the 2015-16 season. Nelson helped guide her squad to a 2-0 record last week and finish third in the standings, the Pioneers best Summit League finish.

Player of the Week

Madison Nelson, Denver

Jr. | Forward | Dover, Minn.

• Nelson averaged 26-points and 9.5 rebounds per game in the Pioneers two victories that helped secure a third-place Summit League finish

 • Earned her 10th double-double in a win against Omaha where she tied her career-high with 28-points

• She shot 57 percent from the floor and 33 percent from behind-the-arc

• She also picked up three assists, three steals and a block in the Pioneers two games

• This is Nelson's second career player of the week honor and second of the season


Also nominated: Julia Fleecs, North Dakota; Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota; Michelle Gaislerova, North Dakota State; Sh'Toya Sanders, Purdue Fort Wayne; Tylee Irwin, South Dakota State; Elena Pilakouta, 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

Dec. 3: Lexi Klabo, North Dakota

Dec. 10: Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

Dec. 17: Ciara Duffy, South Dakota

Dec. 22: Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois

Dec. 31: Lexi Klabo, North Dakota

Jan. 7: Lauren Loven, Denver

Jan. 14: Myah Selland, South Dakota State

Jan. 21: Olivia Kaufmann, Western Illinois

Jan. 28: De'Jour Young, Purdue Fort Wayne

                 Keni Jo Lippe, Oral Roberts

Feb. 4: Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois

Feb. 11: Lexi Klabo, North Dakota

Feb. 18: Tagyn Larson, South Dakota State

Feb. 25: Macy Miller, South Dakota State

March 4: Madison Nelson, Denver


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