INDIANAPOLIS – After a 2-0 road trip in Michigan this week, Youngstown State has swept the Nike® #HLWBB weekly awards. Junior guard Chelsea Olson had a milestone week for the Penguins, surpassing 750 career points, 500 career rebounds and 250 career assists last week, just the third YSU player to do so, and averaging a double-double for the week to earn Nike® #HLWBB Player of the Week honors. Freshman forward Jen Wendler is the Nike® Freshman of the Week for the first time after posting 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two victories.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK | CHELSEA OLSON | YOUNGSTOWN STATE | JUNIOR | GUARD | WESTBY, WIS.
Chelsea Olson averaged a double-double last week in leading the Penguins to a pair of road wins. As YSU’s only player on the floor who played more than 10 minutes per game last season, she averaged 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Olson filled the stat sheet with 14 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in a 79-74 win at Oakland on Thursday. She followed that with 15 points and eight rebounds at Detroit Mercy on Saturday.
2019-20 Nike® Players of the Week
November 11 – Karly Murphy, Green Bay
November 18 – Caitlyn Hibner, Green Bay
November 25 – Mariah White, Cleveland State
December 2 – Caitlyn Hibner, Green Bay
December 9 – Angel Baker, Wright State
December 16 – Mariah Miller, Cleveland State
December 23 – Macee Williams, IUPUI
December 31 – McKenah Peters, Youngstown State
January 6 – Macee Williams, IUPUI
January 13 – Macee Williams, IUPUI
January 20 – Chelsea Olson, Youngstown State
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK | JEN WENDLER | YOUNGSTOWN STATE | FRESHMAN | FORWARD | OWEN, WIS.
Jen Wendler had 11 points in both games while averaging 7.5 rebounds and an impressive .545 shooting percentage in a pair of YSU road wins. At Oakland on Thursday, she scored 11 points and tied her career high with nine rebounds while also making her first career 3-pointer. She then had 11 points and six rebounds in just 23 minutes at Detroit Mercy on Saturday. She was 7-for-7 from the free-throw line against the Titans and 9-for-9 from the charity stripe for the week.
2019-20 Nike® Freshmen of the Week
November 11 – Taylor Petit, Youngstown State
November 18 – Sydney Gouard, Oakland
November 25 – Sylare Starks, Detroit Mercy
December 2 – Ivy Turner, Northern Kentucky
December 9 – Carissa Garcia, Northern Kentucky
December 16 – Bridgid Fox, Detroit Mercy
December 23 – Markyia McCormick, Detroit Mercy
December 31 – Taylor Petit, Youngstown State
January 6 – Jada Roberson, Wright State
January 13 – Ivy Turner, Northern Kentucky
January 20 – Jen Wendler, Youngstown State