For the sixth time this season, a member of the Fort Lewis College womens basketball team earned one of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences weekly honors.
For the first time this season, the award-winning Skyhawk wasnt Dana Schreibvogel.
Fort Lewis junior center Jenna Santistevan was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week when league accolades were handed down Monday.
It was a career weekend for the Littleton native. Santistevan set career highs for points (17) steals (five) and field goals (eight) last Friday in a victory over CSU-Pueblo. For the weekend, the 6-0 post averaged 8.5 points, six rebounds, 3.5 steals, two assists and a block per game.
This is a much-deserved honor for Jenna, FLC head coach Mark Kellogg said in a news release to The Durango Herald. She is the anchor of our defense and has been as solid as a rock defensively for us. She has really stepped up her play the last few weeks, and it is nice to see her being rewarded for her play.
Santistevan leads the Skyhawks in blocks with 23, and her block-per-game average is good for fifth in the RMAC, a spot she shares with Jazmyn Webster of Chadron State. The junior also averages 1.7 steals per game, good for fifth on the team and 14th in the league.
Kendra Coveal of Adams State snagged offensive honors. The senior guard from Albuquerque bested her career high in points both Friday and Saturday last week. Coveals game-winning layup with 11 seconds left pushed her to 27 points against UC-Colorado Springs and an 11-for-11 shooting night. She tallied 29 points the next night against CSU-Pueblo in a Grizzlies rout, missing only one field goal attempt.
With a pair of victories this weekend FLC (22-1, 17-1 RMAC) clinched a spot in the RMAC Shootout alongside Metro State, Colorado Christian and Mesa State. The final spots will come down to play over the next two weekends.
The No. 4 Skyhawks continue to hang on to the top spot in the Central Region rankings as well. New regional and national rankings will be released today.