Rushton tagged as GPAC Player of the Week after season high

By Chase Benton on Feb. 6, 2024 in Women's Basketball

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – After back-to-back victories over conference opponents Morningside and Northwestern, the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports announced that Taysha Rushton is the women's basketball player of the week on Tuesday (Feb. 6). Rushton was tabbed for the award for the first time this season, but only the second time in her illustrious career. Teammates Abby Krieser (Nov. 21) and Kendal Brigham (Jan. 16) have also won the award this year.

The junior from Midland, Texas, helped push the win streak to 12 by racking up a season high 29 points (10-for-15 from the floor), six rebounds and two assists versus Northwestern. She averaged 21.5 points (15-for-23 FG) for the week. On the season, Rushton is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

The two time NAIA Honorable Mention All-American has totaled 339 points in her 2023-24 campaign and 1,747 in her career. The mound of buckets slid her into the No. 7 slot in career points scored for Concordia, skipping ahead of Staphanie Schilke (1,736). The Monterey High School product sits five 3-point field goals away from matching No. 2 Melissa Tinkman all-time from beyond the arc.

Rushton and Concordia (19-3, 13-3 GPAC) will resume play against CSM in Friedrich Arena on Wednesday, before hitting the road to take on Dakota Wesleyan on Super Bowl Sunday.