By: Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Colton Kooima of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Kooima was selected for his play during the week of Feb. 6 – 12 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Colton Kooima, Northwestern (Iowa)
6-3, Jr., G, Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Recorded 17 points, four rebounds and six assists a win over Mount Marty (S.D.), 97-62.
• Posted a career-best 43 points, two rebounds and two assists in a victory over then-No. 14 Midland (Neb.), 83-81.
• Kooima’s 43 points is the highest single-game scoring output by a Red Raider since 2002.
• Fired 58 percent from the field, 40 percent (6-for-15) from the 3-point line, while going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line throughout the week.
• Averaged 30.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
For a complete list of all the Division II Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Nic Reed, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Nick Hilton, Bellevue (Neb.); Deion Mcclenton, Keiser (Fla.); Khari Burton, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Lawrence Jackson, Northwestern Ohio; Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Kan.); Gerrard Newby, Union (Ky.); Colton Kooima, Northwestern (Iowa); Bob Peters, Indiana Wesleyan; Kentrell Washington, Eastern Oregon; LeRoy Anderson, Pacific Union (Calif.)
2016-17 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (November 29): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 2 (December 6): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)
Week 3 (December 13): Daniel Woll, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 4 (January 3): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 5 (January 10): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)
Week 6 (January 17): Lane Mahurin, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 7 (January 24): Jay Mayernik, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 8 (January 31): Bryan Beard, Oregon Tech
Week 9 (February 7): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 10 (February 14): Colton Kooima, Northwestern (Iowa)