Nebraska Wesleyan University senior center Sadie Struebing has been named this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Struebing is also the Association of Division III (AD3I) player of the week.
Struebing (Brainard, Neb.) averaged a double-double of 18.5 points and 10.0 rebounds for the week to lead NWU to a 2-0 record. She scored 18 points in a win at Doane, where the Prairie Wolves snapped their 15-game losing streak to the Tigers. Struebing then came back with a double-double of 19 points, 12 rebounds in a one-point win over Dordt. She was 15-24 (62.5%) from the floor and also had four blocked shots in the week.
Struebing is just the second NWU women’s basketball player to ever earn GPAC Player-of-the-Week recognition. The other time a NWU player received the award was Shuree Oldehoeft during the week of Feb. 11-17, 2001.
The East Butler H.S., product has now scored 1,063 career points to move up to eighth on the NWU all-time charts. She needs just three points to climb up to seventh all-time past Sherri Stortz (1978-81). Struebing is also fourth in career rebounds (730) and third in career blocked shots (113).
Nebraska Wesleyan has won two straight games, and four of their last six games to improve to 9-12 overall and 5-9 in GPAC play. The five GPAC wins are already the third most in school history. With their next win, NWU would record 10 wins in a season for just the second time in the past 10 seasons.
NWU hosts Midland University on Wednesday night (Feb. 9) in the final home game of the season. It will be the third annual Pink Zone event as NWU will be wearing pink uniforms as part of the WBCA/Pink Zone event to promote breast cancer awareness. The first 150 fans will receive a free T-shirt and a live auction will take place at halftime to raise money for the Kay Yow Fund.