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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Raven Bunn of Avila (Mo.) has been named the final NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Player of the Week for the 2016-17 season, the national office announced Tuesday. Bunn was selected for her play during the week of Feb. 20 – 26 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Raven Bunn, Avila (Mo.)
5-9, Jr., F, Independence, Mo.
• Averaged 32.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a two-win week for the Eagles.
• Scored 27 points and tallied nine rebounds in a 69-62 victory over Peru State (Neb.) during the midweek, before tying a career-high of 37 points against Graceland (Iowa) last Saturday.
• She also recorded 12 rebounds in the win against the Yellowjackets, giving her five double-doubles on the year.
• Bunn finished the season averaging 19.72 points per game, which is the highest season total in Avila women’s basketball history. The previous mark was set by Alyson Young in 2010-11 (19.70)
• Ranks third nationally in total scoring (572) and No. 5 in points per game (19.7).
• First career National Player of the Week award.
For a complete list of all the Women’s Basketball Division I statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Ashton Lovely, Shawnee State (Ohio); Lexus Bradley, Park (Mo.); Maghen Lormand, St. Thomas (Texas); Natalee Faupel, Montana State-Northern; Shaketa Hodges, Middle Georgia State; Annie Park, Biola (Calif.); Micah Brooks, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Baily Cameron, John Brown (Ark.); Brionna Missori, Voorhees (S.C.).
2016-17 Division I Women's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (December 6): Daniela Wallen, Oklahoma City
Week 2 (December 13): Daniela Wallen, Oklahoma City
Week 3 (January 3): Starla Daggan, Mobile (Ala.)
Week 4 (January 10): Jade Jones, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Week 5 (January 17): Chanel Roberts, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 6 (January 24): Kourtney Pennywell, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 7 (January 31): Mishae Roper, Huston-Tillotson (Texas)
Week 8 (February 7): Kayla Styles, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 9 (February 14): Kelsey Ernst, Clarke (Iowa)
Week 10 (February 21): Kayla Styles, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 11 (February 28): Raven Bunn, Avila (Mo.)