WAYNE – Two individuals among the Wayne State College basketball teams continue to have their name set aside as top performers in the conference week in and week out.
According to release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, junior forward Jordan Janssen was tabbed the NSIC Men’s South Division Player of the Week for the third straight time while senior forward Erin Norling earned the NSIC Women’s South Division Player of the Week for the second time in four weeks.
The Lincoln East HS grad, Janssen averaged 17.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in a home split versus Upper Iowa this past weekend. He recorded 23 points and 16 rebounds in Friday’s 99-71 win and added 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in Saturday’s 82-74 setback to the Peacocks. The 6’7” junior shot 63.6% from the field (14-of-22) and 77.8% (7-of-9) at free throw line. Janssen secured his third and fourth double-doubles of the season and is up to 31 in his career.
The NSIC North Division Player of the Week was junior forward Parker Fox of Northern State for the third straight week.
Norling averaged 18 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a road sweep at Upper Iowa. She recorded 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Friday’s 84-79 win while securing her third double-double of the year totaling 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s 78-70 win. The Loretto, Minnesota native received the first NSIC South Division Player of the Week on January 4.
This NSIC North Division Player of the Week went to junior forward Amber Stevahn from Minot State University.
The Wayne State College women’s and men’s basketball teams will next compete against Winona State University on Friday and Saturday, January 29 – 30. The Wildcat men (4-4, 4-2 NSIC) will visit Winona State (3-2, 1-1 NSIC) on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. while the Wayne State women (4-4, 3-3 NSIC) will host the Warriors (0-4, 0-3 NSIC) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame coverage of the women’s basketball will be at 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday