Red-hot Stelmack named GNAC Player of the Week
Dec. 11, 2006
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University senior guard Mollie Stelmack has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Dec. 3-9.
The 5-foot-11 Stelmack from New Westminster, B.C., averaged 22.3 points in the three wins last week, shooting 64.0 percent (25-of-40) from the field and 66.7 percent (12-of-18) from 3-point range. She also had 17 assists and 10 steals.
Stelmack was selected MVP of the CCAA/GNAC Challenge Classic, scoring 24 points and having a career-high seven steals in a 76-61 win over Cal State Stanislaus and scoring 23 points in a 64-56 victory over Sonoma State. She also had 20 points and a career-high eight assists in a 100-48 triumph over Northwest earlier in the week.
Stelmack leads Western and the GNAC in scoring at 19.9 points a game. She has reached double figures in every game this season, scoring 20 or more points five times.
Stelmack also paces the squad in assists (4.1, 2nd in GNAC), steals (3.7, 3rd in GNAC), field goal percentage (53.9, 48-of-89, 3rd in GNAC), 3-point shooting (52.5, 21-of-40, 2nd in GNAC) and 3-point makes per game (3.0, 1st in GNAC), ranking among the league's top three in every category.
The GNAC Newcomer of the Year last season, Stelmack also played two years at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire.
Western is 6-1 with a six-game winning streak and ranks No.14 in the latest USA Today/ESPN/NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Vikings next play host to the first Great Western Shootout on Dec. 19-20 at Las Vegas, Nev.
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