SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in four weeks, junior guard Mary Janovich has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday (Dec. 27). This marks the third career GPAC weekly award for Janovich, who was also chosen as the NAIA Division II national player of the week on Dec. 6.
The latest award for the native of Gretna, Neb., comes courtesy of her performances at last week’s Hoop N Surf Classic (Dec. 19-20). Janovich helped second-ranked Concordia push its win streak to 15 thanks to victories over No. 17 Indiana Tech and No. 8 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) during the team’s stay in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over those two wins, Janovich averaged 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting 66.7 percent (12-for-18) from the floor.
A second team all-conference choice last season as a sophomore, Janovich is averaging 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. She ranks ninth among all NAIA Division II players in steals per contest. She has moved up to 20th on the program’s all-time list with 157 career thefts. Janovich has totaled 727 points over 69 games in a Bulldog uniform.
Janovich and company will ring in the new year next Wednesday (Jan. 4) when Briar Cliff (7-7, 4-3 GPAC) makes a visit to Walz Arena for a 6 p.m. CT tipoff.