Houston Baptist’s Steenholdt Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior forward Shanice Steenholdt has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Honorable mention this week goes to senior center Porsha Roberts from Stephen F. Austin, sophomore guard Kassie Jones from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and sophomore guard Taylor Dorsey from Sam Houston State. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women’s basketball sports information directors. Steenholdt led all players Saturday by recording season highs of 27 points and 16 rebounds in the program’s first win over UTEP, 87-77. UTEP reached the WNIT a season ago. Steenholdt recorded her fourth double-double, as she shot 77 percent from the floor. She also registered two blocks and a season-high four assists. This marks the second time the Roswell, N.M. native received player of the week honors as Steenholdt earned the honors after the first week of competition.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.last_img

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