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Player of the Week - No. 5

January 31, 2012
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications & Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kami Kuhlmann of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Kuhlmann was selected based on her performances from Jan. 23 – Jan. 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings. Kuhlmann becomes the second Raider to win the weekly award this season.

Kuhlmann played a key role in Northwestern’s victories at then-No. 2 Briar Cliff (Iowa), 89-88, and against then-ranked No. 18 Hastings (Neb.), 80-54. The senior guard, who owns a 29.2 percent 3-point field goal percentage on the season, finished the week shooting 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from beyond the arc en route to a 15.5 points per game average over the Raider’s two contests. Additionally, Kuhlmann averaged 5.5 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal.

The 5-foot-7 native of Charter Oak, Iowa, rates as one of the top passers in the nation, as her 4.5 assist per game average ranks 14th, while ranking 15th with 98 total assists.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Feb. 7.

Nominees: Kylie Westover, Dakota State (S.D.); Steffani Liscum, Arizona Christian ; Morgan Smith, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Bridget Schuneman, Jamestown (N.D.); Abby Fawcett, Friends (Kan.); Karlee Despres, Davenport (Mich.); Anna Jones, Iowa Wesleyan ; Jessica Nieves, Dickinson State (N.D.); Sandy Jenkins, Ave Maria (Fla.); Mykiea Russell, Montreat (N.C.); Marissa Sell, Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.); Ariel Nickell, Alice Lloyd (Ky.); Moneva Fields, Calumet (Ind.); Laura Johnson, Bethel (Ind.); Chelsey Christensen, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Bekah Eppler, Simpson (Calif.)

2011 Composite Award Winners (Schedule)
Week 1: Lindsey Waters, Union (Ky.)
Week 2: Kendra De Jong, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 3: Kayla Drake, Saint Francis (Ind.)
Week 4: Teonika Webb, Virginia Intermont
Week 5: Kami Kuhlmann, Northwestern (Iowa)