WIAC honors UW-Superior's NettUniversity of Wisconsin-Superior’s Kristen Nett has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 5.
University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Kristen Nett has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 5.
Nett is in the midst of a tremendous season for the No. 24-ranked Yellowjackets (18-4, 10-3) and has played a big role on a team that remains in the hunt for the conference championship with three games to play in the regular season.
Last week Nett led the Yellowjackets to a pair of wins. On Wednesday she scored 16 points in 16 minutes as the Yellowjackets routed UW-Stout 77-52 at home. She added 12 more points on Saturday as the Yellowjackets took down UW-Oshkosh 66-58 in their final home game of the regular season.
For the week Nett scored 28 points, shooting 9-of-16 (.563) from the field, including 4-of-8 (.500) from 3-point range. She also had five rebounds, two assists and six steals in 47 minutes of action.
“I’m so excited for Kristen to get this award,” UWS coach Don Mulhern said. “She’s been through so much in the last year, with her injury and the long recovery and everything. All the while she never complained about a thing. She was here every day and was involved with the team even though she couldn’t play. She was here this summer and in the gym every day, working on her game and her shot and it has all paid off for her this year.
“Last week she was clutch for us. Against Stout she hit a couple of big 3’s when we were struggling and helped us get back on track and win that game. She’s a tremendous leader for our team and you just can’t say enough about her, her work ethic and her determination.”
Nett has started all 22 games this season and is averaging 9.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while leading the team in 3-pointers made (38). She is third on the team in points (200), minutes played (516) and rebounds (81) and second on the team in steals (36).
The Yellowjackets play at UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The game may be heard live on 91.3 FM KUWS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.