SEWARD, Neb. – For her performances in GPAC outings versus Midland and No. 4 Dordt, Taysha Rushton has been honored as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday (Feb. 7). The release marks the second time Rushton has collected the conference weekly award in her career. Rushton is a two-time First Team All-GPAC selection.
A Midland, Texas, native, Rushton spearheaded the 102-64 win at Midland on Feb. 1 while racking up 22 of her game high 29 points in the first half. Rushton went 10-for-11 from the floor and made all seven of her attempts from 3-point range. Factoring in her efforts in the 76-69 loss to Dordt on Feb. 4, Rushton compiled weekly totals of 43 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals and went 14-for-22 (.636) from the floor, 7-for-10 (.700) from 3-point range and 8-for-9 (.889) from the foul line. She’s averaging a team high 14.3 points per game on the season.
With her seven treys at Midland, Rushton hit 200 3-point field goals for her career exactly. The Midland, Texas, native joins six Bulldogs in program history with at least 200 career treys: Kristen Conahan (323), Melissa Tinkham (266), Andrea Janssen (247), Brenleigh Daum (232), Mackenzie Koepke (204) and Bailey Morris (201). Rushton has also jumped to 18th on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,301 points in 84 games. Rushton has notched additional career totals of 235 rebounds, 232 assists and 137 steals.
Rushton and the Bulldogs (16-8, 12-6 GPAC) will be at Doane on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. CT tipoff. Four games remain on the regular season schedule.