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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chakala Carthen of the College of Idaho has been named the NAIA National Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Carthen was selected based on her performance from Feb. 3 – 9 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Carthen, a Sparks, Nev., native, recorded her Cascade Collegiate Conference-leading 14th double-double in the Lady Yotes’ 67-64 victory against then-No. 17 Eastern Oregon on Feb. 7. The senior forward scored 19 points and tied a career-high with 16 rebounds in the effort. Carthen shot 64.3 percent (9-for-14) from the field in the contest, while also tallying three steals.
On the season, Carthen leads the NAIA in offensive rebounds per game (4.8), while also ranking 10th in total rebounds per game (10.4) and 21st in field goal percentage (53.8 percent).
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next NAIA National Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week will be announced on Feb. 18. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Armeka Booker, Tennessee Wesleyan; Amber Ramsey, Ottawa (Kan.); Miranda Palmer, Huntington (Ind.); Jordan Bridges, Jamestown (N.D.); Bailey Morris, Concordia (Neb.); Megan Cureton, Indiana Southeast; Jessica Mlachnik, Ashford (Iowa); Lauren Cash, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Rachael Kruse, Indiana Tech; Atavia Blake, Northwood (Fla.); Madison Cox, Simpson (Calif.); Miranda Geever, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Doreen Lopez, York (Neb.).
2013-14 Division II Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 7): Laurel Zwiener, Hastings (Neb.)
Week 2 (Jan. 14): Morgan Stuut, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Morgan Stuut, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 4 (Jan. 28): Casey Davis, Roosevelt (Ill.)
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Caitlyn McCutcheon, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Chakala Carthen, College of Idaho