2018 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week (December 11, 2018)

2018 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week (December 11, 2018)

Kansas City, Mo. – Vanessa Murphy of Vanguard (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Basketball Division I Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Murphy was nominated for her performances during the week of Dec. 3 – 9 and was selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Player of the Week

Vanessa Murphy, Vanguard (Calif.)

Jr., Forward, Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Recorded a double-double against No. 11 Westmont (Calif.) in a 63-57 winning effort.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Averaged 20 points per game.
    • Netted 22 points and 13 rebounds against Westmont.
    • Shot 53 percent from the floor over the course of two games.

Kelsey Thaxton, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Brijanee Moore, Talladega (Ala.) ; Samantha French, Lyon (Ark.) ; Heidi Huffman, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Kaila Anthony, Loyola (La.) ; Lacey Clark, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) ; Brianna King, Montana Western ; Amy Tully, Southwestern Christian (Okla.)


2018-19 Division I Women’s Basketball Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (December 05): Peyton Greenlee, William Woods (Mo.)

Week 2 (December 12): Vanessa Murphy, Vanguard (Calif.)


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Championship Information

NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship

March 18-24, 2020
Billings, Mont.