NAIA DII Women's Basketball National Player of the Week (No. 7)

NAIA DII Women's Basketball National Player of the Week (No. 7)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kaitlin Aylward of St. Francis (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Basketball Division II Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Aylward was nominated for her performances during the week of Jan. 14-20 and was selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Player of the Week

Kaitlin Aylward, St. Francis (Ill.)

6-0 JR F/C; Elmwood Park, Ill.

  • Aylward posted a career-high 35 points on Wednesday as the Saints defeated No. 18 Saint Xavier (Ill.). She then added a 30-point performance against Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 35 points, 11 rebounds in win over No. 18 Saint Xavier
    • 30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in win over Calumet St. Joseph
    • Averages: 32.5 points, 7.5 rebounds

Elexis Martinez, Bellevue (Neb.); Ebony Griffin, St. Thomas (Fla.); Haylee Heits, Doane (Neb.); Kendall Knapke, Indiana Tech; Laura Requena, WVU Tech; Nijah Davis, Voorhees (S.C.); Rebecca Herrera, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Maya Ah You Dias, Eastern Oregon; Dejah Cyrus, Marian (Ind.); Morgan Perkins, St. Andrews (N.C.); Virja Lewis, Kansas Wesleyan


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)

Week 4 (January 2): Tylen Price, Antelope Valley (Calif.)

Week 5 (January 9): Mayah Ah You Dias, Eastern Oregon

Week 6 (January 16): Jordan Woodvine, Corban (Ore.)

Week 7 (January 23): Kaitlyn Aylward, St. Francis (Ill.)


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Championship Information

NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championship

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