By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aysia Shellmire of Westmont (Calif.) was named the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Shellmire was selected for her performance during the week of Feb. 15-21 and was selected out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Aysia Shellmire, Westmont (Calif.)
Jr., F, Burbank, Calif.
• Led her team with a double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up against then-No. 10 The Master’s (Calif.), 72-66, which moved her team to first place in the GSC standings.
• Earned another double-double in a win against San Diego Christian where she put up 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
• Shot 80 percent from the charity stripe (4-5).
• Connected on 20-of-34 field goals to end her week 58 percent from the field.
• Averaged 22.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals.
• Ranked in the top 50 in seven statistical categories, including: No. 20 in field goal percentage (.49), No. 23 in offensive rebounds per game (3.1) and No. 25 in total rebounds (212).
• This is her first 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: Lexie Moe, Central Methodist (Mo.); Martha Dembek, Montana Tech; Kourtney Pennywell, LSU Shreveport (La.); Taleeah Cross, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Ali Zieverink, Shawnee State (Ohio); Tamara Heard, Philander Smith (Ark.); Reggotta Craig, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Daniela Wallen, Oklahoma City
2015-16 Division I Women's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (January 06): Sarai Rodriguez, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Week 2 (January 13): Aundrea Matchen, Pikeville (Ky.)
Week 3 (January 20): Lindsey Burd, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 4 (January 27): Melissa Norman, Vanguard (Calif.)
Week 5 (February 03): Kelli Tolar, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Week 6 (February 10): Ali Zieverink, Shawnee State (Ohio)
Week 7 (February 17): Megan Balcom, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Week 8 (February 24): Aysia Shellmire, Westmont (Calif.)