Janssen Adds Back-To-Back NSIC South Division Player Of The Week Honors To Junior Season

Janssen Adds Back-To-Back NSIC South Division Player Of The Week Honors To Junior Season
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – For a third straight week, a member of a Wayne State College Wildcat basketball program was recognized by the conference.

According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, junior forward Jordan Janssen earned NSIC South Division Player of the Week honors Monday.

This is the second straight week Janssen was listed as the NSIC South Division Player of the Week. Senior Erin Norling of the Wildcat women’s basketball program was recognized with the same award after the first week of competition.

Junior Jordan Janssen of the Wildcat men’s team eclipsed the 1,000-point park with a 43-point weekend becoming the 36th player to do so in program history. Janssen is 35th in scoring with 1,017 points.

The Lincoln East High School graduate averaged 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in home split versus Minnesota State-Mankato. Janssen recorded his 29th career double-double with 29 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday’s 80-77 loss while having 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists in an 85-68 win Friday. He also shot 61.3 percent (19-31) from the field this past weekend.

Senior Ben Dentlinger also surpassed Eric Henderson (1996-2000) and is now the all-time leader in blocked shots with 103 after a trio of blocks this past weekend.

The NSIC North Division Player of the Week was junior Parker Fox of Northern State for the second straight week.

NSIC Women’s Players of the Week went to sophomore Rachel Heittola of Bemidji State (North) and redshirt senior Anna Goodhope of Sioux Falls (South). ‘

The Wayne State College women’s and men’s basketball teams will continue NSIC South Division competition against Upper Iowa on Friday and Saturday, January 22 – 23. The Wildcat women will take their 2-4 (1-3 NSIC) record to Fayette, Iowa on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. while the Wayne State men (3-3, 3-1 NSIC) will host the Peacocks on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com for men’s competition. Pregame coverage of Friday night action will begin at 6 p.m. with Saturday’s pregame starting at 2 p.m.