Concordia’s Porter Birtell is the Great Plains Athletic Conference’s Player-of-the-Week in men’s basketball. Birtell, a junior from Madison, Nebraska, averaged 31.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games for the Bulldogs, hitting 76% of his shots from the floor. Concordia is 5-5 on the season.
Nebraska Wesleyan guard Shea Rasmussen is this women’s Great Plains Player-of-the-Week. Rasmussen averaged 26 points per game in two games. In a win at Dordt she scored a career high 32 points and surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career. The Nebraska Wesleyan women are now 2-6 on the season.