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

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

Kansas City, Mo. – Darbi Gustafson of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women's Basketball Division II Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Gustafson 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

Darbi Gustafson, Northwestern (Iowa)

Sr., Center, Ethan, S.D.

  • Averaged a double-double in a pair of wins over then-No. 20 Jamestown (N.D.) and No. 25 Midland (Neb.).
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Averaged 24.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game in two contests.
    • Shot 63 percent from the floor over the course of both games.
    • Matched a career-high 29 points in a commanding 95-71 win over No. 25 Midland.

Morgan Perkins, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Alli Ramelli, Simpson (Calif.) ; Nicole Buckingham, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) ; Taylor Deniston, Tabor (Kan.) ; Kendall Bradbury, Taylor (Ind.) ; Grayce Roach, Indiana Northwest (Ind.) ; Alyssa Nilssen, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Jaida Carter, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Kanesha Battle, Florida Memorial ; Jasmine Elliott, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Madison Holly, College of Idaho


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

Week 1 (November 28): Sharmaine Wills, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Week 2 (December 05): Erika Feenstra, Dordt (Iowa)

Week 3 (December 12): Darbi Gustafson, Northwestern (Iowa)


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Championship Information

NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championship

March 11-17, 2020
Tyson Events Center 
Sioux City, Iowa