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.)