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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kourtney Pennywell of LSU Shreveport (La.) has been named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. This honor, which encompasses performances from Feb. 16 – 22, is the eighth of the 2014-15 season. Pennywell was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.
National Player of the Week
Kourtney Pennywell, LSU Shreveport (La.)
5-10, So., F, Shreveport, La.
• Averaged 28.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game in three wins for the Lady Pilots this past week.
• Scored a season-high 34 points on 15-of-23 shooting (65.2 percent), while also grabbing 10 rebounds, in LSU Shreveport’s 103-68 win against Bacone (Okla.) on Feb. 20.
• Played a key role in the Lady Pilots 76-66 upset of then-No. 10 Langston (Okla.) on Feb. 21, tallying game-highs in both points (27) and rebounds (11). She also had four blocks and four steals in the game.
• Opened the week with a 24-point, 15-rebound effort against LSU Alexandria (La.).
• Owns a NAIA-best 21 double-doubles on the season.
• Has scored in double-digits in every game this season (27).
• Ranks among the top three nationally in points per game (22.3) and rebounds per game (11.5).
• Collects the first NAIA Player of the Week award of her career.
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
National Nominees: Alli Winters, Westminster (Utah); Chayla Rutledge, Benedictine (Kan.); Hayley Newby, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Alena Evans, Dillard (La.); Ali Zieverink, Shawnee State (Ohio); Janeicia Neely, Loyola (La.); Yvonte Neal, Oklahoma City; Annie Park, Biola (Calif.); Nia Nolan, WVU Tech.
2014-15 Division I Women’s Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Jan. 6): Ajha Edwards, Montana State-Northern
Week 2 (Jan. 13): Ajha Edwards, Montana State-Northern
Week 3 (Jan. 20): Chayla Rutledge, Benedictine (Kan.)
Week 4 (Jan. 27): Janis Peterson, Concordia (Calif.)
Week 5 (Feb. 3): Lindsey Abramson, Great Falls (Mont.)
Week 6 (Feb. 10): Hayley Newby, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Week 7 (Feb. 17): Ashley Watson, Jarvis Christian (Texas)
Week 8 (Feb. 24): Kourtney Pennywell, LSU Shreveport (La.)