BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Cameron McCaffrey was named the men's basketball player of the week by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in a release on Monday morning. This is the second time this season that McCaffrey has earned a player of the week nod from the NSIC.
McCaffrey averaged 24.7 points on 46 percent shooting (24 of 52) and 90 percent (19 of 21) from the free throw line on the weekend. The Portland, Ore. Native also dished out 5.7 assists per contest.
Highlighting the senior's spectacular week was a career-high 40 points in Augustana's 85-78 win over the University of Mary on Friday night. McCaffrey tied a career-high with six three pointers against the Marauders to go along with a career-high seven assists.
McCaffrey also moved into eighth place on the all-time Augustana scoring list by passing Director of Athletics, Bill Gross. McCaffrey sits at 1,637 points for his career.
Earlier in the week, McCaffrey tallied 19 points and five assists in the loss at Wayne State. On Saturday, McCaffrey was held to 15 points but hit several key free throws for the Vikings down the stretch.
The Vikings take to the road looking to improve their 12-4 record, 8-4 in the NSIC, on the road beginning with Concordia-St. Paul on Friday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Alex Feeney's consistent play at a high level earned her Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week honors in a release by the conference on Monday morning. This is Feeney's first player of the week honor this season after she was named NSIC south division preseason player of the year.
Alex Feeney has strung together four double-doubles in as many games. Feeney's greatest performance came on Saturday evening when she poured in 20 first-half points to finish with a season-high 26 points against Minot State. Feeney entered intermission without having missed a shot; she was 5-5 from the field, 4-4 from three, and 4-4 from the free throw line. She finished the night 9-10 from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The senior forward averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds in her tremendous week on the hardwood. Feeney's double-double on Saturday was her sixth of the season and 20th of her career.
Feeney helped the Vikings snap a four-game road losing streak at No. 22 Wayne State when she scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Bismarck, N.D. native continued her double-double streak on Friday with a 20 point, 11 rebound performance in a victory over U-Mary.
In NSIC contests, Feeney is shooting 57.5 percent from three assisted by a 7-11 performance this past week. Feeney now ranks seventh in conference scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.3 rpg).
The Vikings now take to the road to avenge their only losses of the year beginning with Concordia-St. Paul on Friday Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.