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2010-11 WIAC Basketball Players of the Week
Week of February 14th - February 20th, 2011
Chris Davis Tricia VanVreede
Forward :: UW-Whitewater Forward :: UW-Stout
UW-Whitewater student /athlete Chris Davis ( JR.-Madison/WI ) recorded two double-double performances this week facing WIAC opponents, and once again is the WWS choice for men's basketball WIAC Player of the Week.

On Wednesday ( 2/16 ) facing UW-Oshkosh at the Kachel Gym in Whitewater, Davis dropped in 35 points and recorded 12 rebounds in a convincing 73-62 Warhawk win over the Titans.

The Warhawk forward converted 15-of-21 shots from the field, with 3 steals and 3 blocked shots in the contest.

The WWS men's basketball player of the week ( Jan. 10-16 ) racked up 26 points and pounded the glass for 10 rebounds in a 79-63 win over UW-Superior on Saturday ( 2/19 ), Davis again with 3 steals and 2 blocked shots in the win over the Yellowjackets.

Davis is averaging 21.3 point per game, playing in 25 contests this season.
The WWS WIAC women's basketball player of the week is UW-Stout Blue Devil student/athlete Tricia VanVreede ( SR.-Little Chute/WI ).

VanVreede, ranked 9th in the WIAC in scoring, averaging 11.7 points per game, ends the 2010-11 season with 293 points and 153 rebounds ( 105 defensive ) 11th in the conference.

The Business Administration Major added 2 steals and 1 blocked shot to her season totals of 39 and 23, respectively, in a tough 67-64 loss to interstate rival UW-Eau Claire on Saturday ( 2/19 ) at the Johnson Fieldhouse in Menomonie.

In the 2009-10 basketball season VanVreede received the teams 'most improved player' award, playing in all 27 contests.
Week of February 7th - February 13th, 2011
Louis Hurd Bri Davis
Forward :: UW-Stevens Point Forward :: UW-Superior
UW-Stevens Point Pointer student/athlete Louis Hurd ( SR._Portage/WI ) recorded 37 points facing WIAC opponents and is the WWS WIAC men's basketball Player of the Week.

At the Zorn Arena on Wednesday ( 2/9 ) facing the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds, Hurd poured in a game-high 24 points, on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, leading the Pointers to a 83-70 win over the 'Golds.
Hurd, majoring in Broadfield Social Studies, dropped in 4 three-point plays and also registered 2 rebounds in the game.

On Saturday ( 2/12 ) at Bennett Court, Hurd scored 13 points and pounded the glass for 8 defensive rebounds, as the 8th ranked ( d3hoops.com ) Pointers cruised to a 86-70 win against the #10 ranked River Falls Falcons ( 12-2, 19-4 ). Hurd also had 2 blocked shots and 5 steals in the contest.

Last season ( 2009-10 ) Hurd was an All-WIAC honorable mention, playing in 32 matches, and averaging 12.5 points per game.
UW-Superior Yellowjacket student/athlete Bri Davis ( JR-Hermantown/MN ) racked up 30 points against WIAC opponents and is the WWS WIAC women's basketball Player of the Week.

Facing UW-Stout and the Blue Devils at Mertz Mortorelli Gym on Wednesday ( 2/9 ) the Yellowjacket forward recorded a double-double, leading all scorers with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 78-66 home loss.

Davis, pacing the team averaging 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, has 297 total points and 114 defensive boards ( 181 overall ) this season.

A Health and Wellness major at UW-Superior, Davis had 10 rebounds but was limited to 7 points in a tough 57-63 road loss to UW-Oshkosh at the Kolf Sports Complex on Saturday ( 2/12 ).
Week of January 31st - February 6th, 2011
Tony Mane Shelby Churchill
Guard :: UW-La Crosse Forward :: UW-Oshkosh
UW-La Crosse Eagle student/athlete Tony Mane ( SR.-Milwaukee/WI ) is the WWS choice for WIAC men's basketball player of the week.

Mane recorded a 35 point performance at Mitchell Hall on Thursday ( 2/3 ) leading UW-L to an 81-65 win over UW-Whitewater, the forward converting 12-of-22 shots from the field and 7-of-10 shots from the distance, adding to his season total 472 points.

Mane, averaging 24.1 points per contest, was 4-5 from the charity stripe and in 21 contests has converted 72-of-83 free throw attempts for a .867 percentage, second in the WIAC.

Mane, a scoring machine, broke the Eagles' 34-year old scoring record ( Larry Halverson, 1973-77 1,822 ) last month ( 1/19 ) in a 73-62 loss to UW-Oshkosh, Mane registering 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field.

On Saturday ( 2/5 ) facing UW-Superior, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym, Mane scored a career-high 37 points in a 73-63 Eagle road win over the Yellowjackets. Mane converted 14-of-21 shots, including 4 three-point plays and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the UW-L victory.

In 2009-10 Mane was All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ( WIAC ) First Team and D3hoops.com All-West Region Third Team, starting in all 25 games, averaging 22.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. The Physical Education major also led the team and tied for first in the WIAC in scoring.
UW-Oshkosh Titan student/athlete Shelby Churchill ( SR.-Sheboygan/WI ) is the WWS WIAC women's basketball player of the week.

Churchill registered a double-double 12 point, 11-rebound performance against UW-Platteville at the Kolf Sports Complex on Thursday ( 2/3 ), the Titans going on to a 74-56 home win against the Pioneers.

On Saturday ( 2/5 ) facing UW-Stout at the Johnson Field House in Menomonie, Churchill, ranked 11th in the WIAC in scoring ( 10.4 ppg ), was held to just 2 points in a disappointing 58-50 road-loss to the Blue Devils. The Titan forward however, still pounded the glass for 11 boards ( 10 defensive ).

Churchill is 4th in the WIAC in rebounding, averaging 8.4 boards per contest and has 127 defensive rebounds through 22 games played.
Week of January 24th - January 30th, 2011
Jerrel Harris Britta Petersen
Guard :: UW-Stevens Point Post :: UW-Stevens Point
UW-Stevens Point student/athlete guard Jerrel Harris ( SO.-Milwaukee/WI ) recorded a career-high 25 points in a lopsided 85-59 Stevens Point road-win over the UW-Whitewater Warhawks at the Kachel Gym in the Williams Center on Wednesday ( 1/26 ) and has been selected as the WWS WIAC men's basketball player of the week.

Harris was 8-of-12 shooting from the field overall, including 4-three pointers. UW-Stevens Point cruised to a 40-20 halftime advantage. Harris, converted 5-of-6 shots from the charity stripe, and also recorded 3 assists and 3 steals in the match.

In 2009-10 Harris played in all 33 games, making three starts, averaging 19.6 minutes per contest and 7.7 points per game.

The Pre-Physical Therapy major had a previous career-high 20 points in a win over UW-Oshkosh.
UW-Stevens Point student/athlete Britta Petersen ( SR.-Luck/WI ) is the WWS WIAC women's basketball Player of the Week.

Petersen on Wednesday ( 1-26 ) recorded a double-double, 17 point, 12 rebound performance in a 66-47 win over UW-Whitewater. Petersen shot 8-of-13 from the field, adding 3 assists in the game.

On Saturday ( 1-29 ) Petersen helped Pointer's women's basketball head coach Shirley Egner notch her 400th career win, with a 95-49 victory over UW-Superior in Berg Gymnasium. Britta finished the game with 18 points and 3 steals.

In 2009-10 the WIAC First Team selection and WIAC Player of the Year Finalist started all 31 games, leading the team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game.
Week of January 17th - January 23rd, 2011
John Flanigan Danielle Frank
Forward :: UW-Oshkosh Center :: UW-La Crosse
UW-Oshkosh Titan student/athlete John Flanigan ( JR.-Oshkosh/WI ) scored 46 points facing WIAC opponents and has been selected as the WWS WIAC men's basketball Player of the Week.

On Saturday ( 1/22 ) facing the WIAC leading 15-3 UW-Stevens Pointers, at the Kolf Sports Complex in Oshkosh, Flanigan converted 9-of-15 shots from the field, scoring 20 points, in a close 74-70 loss to the NCAA D-III defending National Champion Pointers.

The Pointers gave up their third highest point total of the season as Flanigan recorded 5 rebounds ( 4 defensive ) three assists and 2 steals in the game. The Titans recovered from a 32-24 halftime deficit to close the gap at 70-67 with 41 ticks left on the clock.

On Wednesday ( 1/19 ) at Mitchell Hall, facing the UW-La Crosse Eagles Flanigan poured in 26 points, converting 8-of-12 shots from the charity stripe and pounding the glass for 9 boards, leading the Titans to a 34-30 halftime advantage, en route to a 73-62 road win.
UW-La Crosse Eagle student/athlete center Danielle Frank ( SR.-Caledonia/MN ) has been selected as the WWS WIAC women's basketball Player of the Week.

The 2009-10 All-WIAC honorable mention ( recording 14 double-double games ) had another double-double, 21 point, 19 rebound performance in a 73-68 road-win over the UW-Oshkosh Titans, at the Kolf Center in Oshkosh on Wednesday ( 1/19 ).

Frank's, a Biology major, also had 6 blocked shots, 2 assists and 1 steal in the match-up.

At Mitchell Hall on Saturday ( 1/22 ) the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds held the Eagle's center to just 5 points in a tough 43-61 home loss, but Frank's still registered 14 rebounds ( 9 defensive ), 6 blocked shots, ( with 1 assist ) and scored 2 points off turnovers.

Frank's earned two letters at the College of Saint Benedict ( MN ) before transferring to UW-L.
Week of January 10th - January 16th, 2011
Chris Davis Hannah Mesick
Forward :: UW-Whitewater Center :: UW-Eau Claire
UW-Whitewater student/athlete Chris Davis ( Jr.-Madison/WI ) scored 59 points on the road against WIAC opponents this week and has been selected as the WWS WIAC men's basketball player of the week.

On Wednesday ( 1/12 ), at the UW-Oshkosh Kolf Sports Center facing the Titans, Davis recorded a double-double, 13-rebound, 30-point performance in a thrilling 89-87 double-overtime 'Hawk victory.

On Saturday ( 1/15 ) the 'Hawk forward poured in 29 points and had 7 rebounds facing the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds at the Zorn Arena in Eau Claire, a 72-64 Warhawk blowout road win.

Davis, who leads the WIAC with 122 defensive rebounds, this week converted 22-of-39 shots from the field, dropped in six three-point plays and made 9-of-10 shots from the free throw line.

In his spare time the 2010 Honorable mention All-American likes board games, tacos and his favorite sports personality is Michael Jordan.
UW-Eau Claire Blugold student/athlete Hannah Mesick ( SR.-Chatfield/MN ) registered 54 points facing WIAC opponents this week, including 17 points in a close 71-70 loss at the Zorn Arena to the UW-Whitewater Warhawks on Saturday ( 1/15 ) and for her efforts has been selected as the WWS WIAC women's basketball player of the week.

Mesick recorded a double-double, 17 points, 13 rebounds in a 70-50 blowout over UW-Stout on Jan. 10 at the Zorn Arena in Eau Claire, then on Wednesday ( 1/12 ) the Blugold center added another double-double on the road at UW-Superior in a 79-56 blowout win facing the Yellowjackets.

Mesick, last season ( 2009-10 ) was the Blugolds leading scorer, averaging 17.8 ppg., finishing the year second in the WIAC in scoring and selected to the College Sports Information Directors of American/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 College Division second team.
Week of January 3rd - January 9th, 2011
Jake Smith Tiffany Gregorich
Forward :: UW-Superior Guard :: UW-River Falls
UW-Superior student/athlete forward Jake Smith ( SR.-Rhinelander/WI ) registered 48 points and 16 rebounds facing WIAC opponents this past week and has been selected as the WWS WIAC men's basketball 'player of the week.'

On Wed. ( 1/5 ) at UW-La Crosse against the Eagles, Smith scored 24 points and had 6 rebounds in a close 79-81 Yellowjacket road loss. The UW-Superior team captain recorded three steals and sank a trio of 3-point plays in the game.

At Mortorelli Gym on Saturday ( 1/8 ) facing UW-Oshkosh Smith recorded a double-double, 24 points and 10 rebounds ( 2 offensive, 8 defensive ) in a 71-58 Yellowjacket victory over the Titans. Smith dropped in 10-of-17 shots from the field and converted 4-for-4 attempts from the charity stripe in the win.

Jakes list of basketball accomplishments include 1st Team All-WIAC ( 2007-08, 2009-10 ); All-WIAC Honorable Mention ( 2008-09 ); 3rd Team All-West Region ( 2009-10 ); Freshman All-American team ( 2007-08 ); Career 1,000+ point scorer.
UW-River Falls Falcon student/athlete Tiffany Gregorich ( Jr.-Altoona/WI ) scored 51 points facing WIAC basketball opponents this week and has been selected as the WWS WIAC women's basketball 'player of the week.'

In a 61-47 win over the UW-Stout Blue Devils at the Karges Center in River Falls on Wednesday ( 1/5 ) Gregorich scored 20 points, on 7-of-14 shooting from the field. Gregorich also converted 5-of-6 free throw attempts and registered 8 rebounds and 3 steals in the game.

On Saturday ( 1/8 ) at Kachel Gym facing the UW-Whitewater Warhawks, despite a career-high 31 point effort from Tiffany, the Falcons were dealt a tough 72-63 defeat, snapping a five-game UW-RF win streak. Gregorich had 4-three point plays and 2 steals in the matchup.

Tiffany's list of basketball accomplishments include: 2010 All-WIAC and 2010 WIAC All-Defensive Team, Outstanding Offensive Player, Best Free Throw Percentage, WIAC Player of the Week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2010 WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and 2009 All-WIAC Honorable Mention, 2009 Outstanding Offensive Player.