By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Deaundra Young of Saint Mary (Neb.) was named the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Young was selected for her performance during the week of Feb. 1 - 7 and was selected out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Deaundra Young, College of Saint Mary (Neb.)
Sr., C, Mims, Fla.
• Recorded her 19th and 20th double-double this week. Rounded up 19 points and 14 rebounds against Midland (Neb.) and 26 points and 16 rebounds against Briar Cliff (Iowa).
• Shot 87 percent from the charity stripe (13-for-15).
• Averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals on the week.
• In twenty-two games played, she has tallied 20 double-doubles.
• Ranks first in the NAIA in defensive rebounds per game (9.9).
• Ranks second in points per game (23.0) and total rebounds per game (13.2).
• Ranks in the top 50 in nine other categories.
• This is her third career player of the week honor.
For a complete list of all the Women’s Basketball Division II statistical leaders, click here.
For a complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Becca Sabol, Madonna (Mich.); Abbey Hengesbach, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Julie Whitfill, Brescia (Ky.); Brianna Fiso, Northwest (Wash.); Jordyn Miller, Southwestern (Kan.); Leslie Beaudoin, Dickinson State (N.D.); Brooke Ridley, Saint Francis (Ind.); Kateca Favors, Reinhardt (Ga.); Mariah Williams, Warner (Fla.); Jennifer Keys, Cal Maritime
2015-16 Division II Women's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (January 06): Abbey Hengesbach, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 2 (January 13): Charnelle Reed, St. Francis (Ill.)
Week 3 (January 20): Deaundra Young, College of Saint Mary (Neb.)
Week 4 (January 27): Mikayla Leyden, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 5 (February 03): Becca Sabol, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 6 (February 10): Deaundra Young, College of Saint Mary (Neb.)