The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following basketball players-of-the-week for contests played Nov. 9-15, 2020. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2019-2020 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.
Women – Kennedy Benne, Briar Cliff University (Guard)
Briar Cliff guard Kennedy Benne is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports women’s basketball player-of-the-week. Benne, a freshman from Oakland, Nebraska, started her collegiate career with a bang. She filled up the stat sheet in a pair of wins, averaging 18 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and a pair of assists. She had 22 points in a win over Dakota Wesleyan, going 8-of-11 from the field including 3-of-4 from long range.
Men – Mason Walters, University of Jamestown (Forward)
Mason Walters of the University of Jamestown is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men’s basketball player-of-the-week. Walters, a sophomore from Jamestown, North Dakota, had two double-doubles for Jamestown last week. He averaged 24.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 5 assists as the Jimmies split a pair of games. He finished with 22 points and 17 boards on 9-of-11 shooting in the Jimmies’ 85-73 win over GPAC preseason favorite Morningside.