Feb. 16, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sabree Rodriguez of Maine-Machias has been named the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Rodriguez was selected based on her performances from Feb. 8 - 14 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 15 conferences.
Rodriguez, a 5-8 freshman, was the leading scorer to guide the Clippers to three wins last week. The rookie poured in 32 points, connecting on 12-of-20 shots from the floor, and snagged 10 rebounds in a 61-54 win over Maine-Presque Isle in Sunrise Conference action. Rodriguez followed up with a 34-point showing against Maine-Augusta in a 92-45 victory. Returning to league play, she had 19 points as the Clippers defeated Saint Joseph (Vt.) 85-59.
For the week, the Brockton, Mass., native hit 31-of-56 shots (.554) and was a blistering 17-of-20 from the charity stripe (.850).
Rodriguez's 3.7 offensive rebounds per game and 18.3 points per game rank 12th and 18th, respectively.
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The final Player of the Week announcement will be on Feb. 23.
Nominees: Hannah Sabol, Concordia (Mich.); Cathryn Wiebe, Sterling (Kan.); Donna Lavea, Dakota State (S.D.); Brittany Bird, Brescia (Ky.); Melanie Mccreight, Iowa Wesleyan; Tanaeya Worden, Morningside (Iowa); Kenyetta Davis, Florida Memorial; Aubrey Siemon, Cedarville (Ohio); Tana Stickney, Eastern Oregon; Summer Hale, Ohio Dominican; Heather Mandela, Milligan (Tenn.); Christine Iwema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Bessie Jenkins, Saint Francis (Ind.); Inekka Stevenson, Central Christian (Kan.); Alexsis Brown, Cal Maritime.
2010 Composite Award Winners (Schedule):
Week 1: Sharon Houston, Indiana-Northwest
Week 2: Rachel Kenney, Marian (Ind.)
Week 3: Jessie Miller, Walsh (Ohio)
Week 4: Liz Grider, Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Week 5: Robyn Veltkamp, Cornerstone (Mich.)
Week 6: Sabree Rodriguez, Maine-Machias