Mara Hjelle of #8 Wayne State College was selected as the Northern Sun Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. It is the third time this season that Hjelle has been named NSIC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Hjelle averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game in home wins over Minnesota-Crookston and MSU Moorhead while moving into 8th place on the all-time WSC scoring list. Hjelle had 19 points and 8 rebounds in Friday’s 92-64 win over UMC and added 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s 73-67 win over MSU Moorhead.
With her 38 points over the weekend, Hjelle now has 1,275 points and 800 rebounds in her Wildcat career and moves into 8th place on the all-time scoring list, surpassing Mary Schnitzler (1989-1993) with 1,273 points.
#8 Wayne State will host Minnesota-Crookston Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the First Round of the 2011 NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament.