ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball freshman Katie Pettit (G, Howard Lake, Minn.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week by the league office today.
Pettit is the first BSU player to earn the conference award since the 2007-08 season and she is the first BSU freshman to win the award since the 1998-99 campaign.
“Katie played solid all weekend,” said head coach Mike Curfman. “She has been a key to our success this season, playing at a high level right from the start. She is well deserving of the award.”
Pettit averaged 17.0 points last weekend, guiding the Beavers to a 2-0 NSIC road trip at Winona State University (79-69) and Upper Iowa University (78-76). She averaged 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 29.0 minutes of work. In the two games she shot .600 from the field, .667 from the 3-point line and .800 from the free throw line. In the win against WSU, Pettit scored a career-high 26 points, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block, while shooting 80.0 percent from the field and 80.0 from beyond the arc.
This season, Pettit leads the team in scoring (14.1 ppg), assists (3.7 apg), steals (2.8 spg), minutes (30.9 mpg), field goals made (36), and free throws attempted and made (54 attempts and 43 made). In league play, she is tied for third in steals per game (2.5 spg), tied for eighth in free throw percentage (24-27, .889) and 12th in scoring (15.3 ppg).
The Beavers (6-3, 2-2 NSIC) are off to their best nine-game start since the 1995-96 season. That squad went 19-8 overall and 8-4 in the NSIC. BSU snapped a three-game losing streak to the Warriors and two-game losing skid to the Peacocks last weekend.
BSU Women’s NSIC Player of the Week
Katie Pettit - Dec. 14
The Beavers host Minnesota State University, Mankato in a nonconference game Dec. 19.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).