WAYNE – A week after senior forward Erin Norling won the NSIC South Division Player of the Week for the Wayne State College women, junior forward Jordan Janssen did the same for the Wildcat men.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, Janssen helped lead the Wayne State men to a pair of road victories at Concordia. St. Paul. WSC defeated the Golden Bears 88-76 on January 8 and won 82-60 on January 9 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Lincoln East graduate averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds per game in the road sweep. Janssen scored 24 points and seven rebounds in the Friday night win while adding 18 points and nine rebounds in the Saturday win. He also shot 61.5 percent (16-of-26) from the field and 83.3 percent (10-of-12) at foul stripe.
It’s the first time this season and third time overall that Janssen has been named NSIC Player of the Week.
For the season, Janssen is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to rank eighth in the NSIC in scoring and tie for third in rebounding. He is shooting 52.9 percent (27-51) from the field and 72.7 percent (16-22) at the charity stripe and needs 26 points to become the 36th player in school history to reach 1,000 points at Wayne State.
The NSIC North Division Player of the week was junior forward Parker Fox of Northern State.
On the women’s side, freshman forward Lindsey Becher of Concordia-St. Paul (South) and junior forward Brooke Olson of Minnesota Duluth (North) were honored by the conference for the weekend results.
The Wayne State College women (1-3, 0-2 NSIC) and men (2-2, 2-0 NSIC) will next compete against Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16.
The men’s games will be carried on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 6 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Wayne State women will travel to Mankato, Minnesota for a Friday night showdown at 6 p.m. and Saturday game at 3 p.m.