BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners in basketball on Monday. Student-athletes from Saint John's and St. Catherine claimed the Conference's weekly honors for Dec. 11-17, 2017.
The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their award-winning performances. The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated and selected each week by the Conference's sports information directors.
MIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Saint John's University
Jr. – Guard
Maple Lake, Minn.
Junior guard David Stokman led all scorers with a season-high 28 points, thanks in large part to a 6-for-8 showing from three-point range, in SJU's 77-74 win over Hamline on December 13. Down four with less than nine minutes to play, Stokman hit back-to-back threes to give the Johnnies a two-point lead. Stokman also contributed six rebounds and came up big when his team needed him most, knocking down an off-balance jumper off the glass as the shot clock expired with 35 seconds to play and draining both free throws with just two seconds left in regulation to seal the victory.
MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
St. Catherine University
So. – Guard
Minneapolis, Minn. | St. Croix Lutheran
Sophomore guard Danica Cambrice averaged 24.5 points per game while shooting 70 percent from the floor in a pair of matchups for the Wildcats last week. She posted 30 points – the fifth-highest single-game total in program history – to help lead St. Kate's past Macalester, 72-67, for the team's first MIAC win of the season. Cambrice also tied the school record for field goals made in a game with 13 against the Scots. She is averaging 17.7 points per game in MIAC play this season, the second-highest mark in the Conference.