Monroe alum Ohlsen named GNAC Player of the Week

  • Mon Feb 24th, 2014 5:02pm
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Suzanna Ohlsen, who had a career-high 25 points and also pulled down eight rebounds last Thursday at Saint Martins, then delivered another productive performance on Saturday at Western Oregon, has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week.

The Seattle Pacific junior point guard from Monroe High School, accounted for nearly half of the team’s scoring total on Thursday in a 54-44 victory against the Saints. She hit 10 of 12 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point arc. Ohlsen also had three assists and four steals, converting all four into coast-to-coast lay-ins.

In Saturday’s 76-64 win at Western Oregon, Ohlsen contributed 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, and one steal.

Ohlsen also hit all four of her free throws for the week, extending her streak to 31 in a row and pushing her GNAC-leading average above 90 percent to .904. That ranks No. 9 in NCAA Division II heading into this week.

This is the third Player of the Week award for Seattle Pacific this season. Snohomish High School alum Katie Benson won it two weeks in a row, on Nov. 18 and Nov. 25. Ohlsen also won it once last year as a sophomore.