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Josephine Owino Named NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week

March 03, 2009
By NAIA National Office

March 3, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Josephine Owino of Union (Tenn.) has been selected as the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 1, 2009.


Owino, a senior center from Mombasa, Kenya, averaged 23.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in three wins for the Lady Bulldogs last week.  She scored 24 points and cleared a 18 rebounds against No. 10 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) and then added 23 points in 18 minutes against Blue Mountain (Miss.) and 24 points in 19 minutes against Mid-Continent (Ky.).  Owino also passed 2,000 points for her career in the win against TNU. She shot 66.7 percent from the floor and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line during the week.


Other Player of the Week Nominees:
Sirena Medrano, Southwest (N.M.); Victoria Jones, Tougaloo (Miss.); Taujhnae Travis, Oklahoma Baptist; Crystal Davis, Southern Polytechnic (Ga.); Ewa Bukowska, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Brianna Mingus, Evangel (Mo.); Rachel Oswald, Columbia (Mo.); Poppy Miller, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Samm Schermele, Montana State-Northern; Sarah Boyd, Vanguard (Calif.).


2008-09 Composite Award Winners:

January 6: Colleen Planeta, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

January 13: Stacie Barker, Montana State-Northern

January 20: Colleen Planeta, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

January 27: Dorchella James, San Diego Christian (Calif.)

February 3: Erin Hannemann, St. Xavier (Ill.)

February 10: Alex Moore-Porter, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

February 17: Taujhnae Travis, Oklahoma Baptist

February 24: Viktoria Krell, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

March 3: Josephine Owino, Union (Tenn.)

Championship Information

NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship
Sports Rules - Basketball DI (W)