UWP's Stephen, AU's Johnson Earn Women's Basketball Weekly Honors

UWP's Stephen, AU's Johnson Earn Women's Basketball Weekly Honors

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced weekly awards following the seventh week of the 2019-20 season. Parkside senior guard Taylor Stephen was named GLIAC Women's Basketball North Division Player of the Week, while Ashland senior guard Jodi Johnson captured South Division honors.

NORTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Stephen - Parkside

Parkside senior guard Taylor Stephen helped lead the Rangers to a 2-0 record on the week, with wins over Lewis and Purdue Northwest. In the Rangers contest against Lewis, Stephen registered 18 points, to go with nine assists and two rebounds, which led the team to a 82-63 win. Then, to round out the week, the Connersville, Ind. native put up 15 points, four assists, and three rebounds in a 76-56 win against Purdue Northwest. Stephen has been one of Parkside's best performers on the year, averaging 13.5 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game.

SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jodi Johnson - Ashland

Ashland University senior guard Jodi Johnson has ended the next-to-last semester of her collegiate career with yet another Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week award. As announced by the GLIAC on Monday (Dec. 23) afternoon, Johnson has earned her 15th GLIAC South Player of the Week honor as an Eagle, and her second this season. In three games last week for the No. 4-ranked Eagles, Johnson averaged 16.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game, and shot 77.3 percent from the field, 72.7 percent from 3-point range and 100.0 percent from the free-throw line. Johnson goes into the Christmas break leading the GLIAC in both 3-point field-goal percentage (53.8) and free-throw percentage (89.2), and is in the top 10 in the GLIAC in scoring (16.2 ppg., sixth), field-goal percentage (57.9, fifth), assists per game (4.2, fifth) and steals per game (2.0, tied for sixth).


NORTH: Chloe Idoni (FSU), Mattison Rayman (LSSU) 

SOUTH: Grace George (WSU), Jenn DeBoer (GVSU), Elle Taylor (NU), Toni Grace (DU),