Daum Nabs Record-Tying Summit League Weekly Honor

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota State's Mike Daum collected his seventh Summit League Player of the Week award, announced Monday by the league office.

Daum, who claimed the award for the second-straight week, tied his own single-season record (shared with Nate Wolters; 2012-13) for most weekly honors in a year. He already holds the Summit League's career record for most weekly awards with 18.

The Kimball, Nebraska native averaged a monster double-double of 31.5 points and 16.5 rebounds over two games last week, helping the Jackrabbits go 2-0 and gain sole possession of first place in the league standings. Daum had 30 points and 17 rebounds against North Dakota State last Thursday and followed with a 33-point, 16-board performance against Omaha on Saturday.

He rose to No. 17 on the NCAA's all-time scoring chart over the two games, passing Chris Clemons (active with Campbell), J.J. Redick (Duke) and Allan Houston (Tennessee). The 6-9 senior, now with 2,803 career points, has tallied 30 or points and 15-plus rebounds in three-consecutive games, becoming the first player in over 20 years to do so, according to StatsbySTATs on Twitter.

The Jackrabbit big man was also selected as the Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week by CollegeInsider and the College Sports Madness Mid-Major National Player of the Week.

The Jackrabbits hit the road this week for a pair of league contests, traveling to Oral Roberts on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tip before closing the weekend Sunday at Denver. Tipoff in the Mile-High City is set for 2 p.m. CST/1 p.m. MST.
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