SEWARD, Neb. – For the second-straight time, a Concordia University women’s basketball player has taken weekly honors from the GPAC. On Tuesday Bulldog freshman guard Mary Janovich was named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. A week earlier, senior point guard Bailey Morris received the same honor.
Janovich, who hails from Gretna, Neb., averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals last week as Concordia claimed wins over No. 21 Doane, 62-54, and Dordt, 80-58. Ranked sixth among all GPAC players with an average of 2.5 steals per game, Janovich led a defensive effort that forced both the Tigers and Defenders into 33 turnovers apiece and shooting percentages south of 40. She went 10-for-18 (.556) from the field, 3-for-5 (.600) from the 3-point line and 6-for-7 (.857) from the free throw line.
The former first team all-state selection at Gretna High School is averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while starting 10 of 11 games. Janovich is shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free throw line.
Janovich and the third-ranked Bulldogs (10-1, 5-1 GPAC) carry a five-game winning streak into Wednesday’s 6 p.m. contest at Nebraska Wesleyan (1-6, 0-3 GPAC). Concordia will also play at York College (4-4) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday before hosting Mount Marty (7-4, 2-4 GPAC) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.