Amber Kistler of Concordia (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Kistler was selected based on her performances from Feb. 6 – Feb. 12 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Kistler continued to prove herself as one of the nation's top long-range snipers in a big week for her and No. 2 Concordia. Her 14-for-19 shooting effort from beyond the arc ignited the Bulldogs to three wins over the past week, including victories over No. 7 Northwestern (Iowa) and No. 11 Briar Cliff (Iowa). In the 102-96 triumph over Briar Cliff, she poured in a career-high 37 points on a near-perfect shooting night in which she netted all eight 3-point field goal attempts. For the week, she averaged 25.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and shot 24-for-35 (68.6 percent) from the field and 15-of-16 (93.8 percent) from the charity stripe.
The 5-foot-9 senior guard from Minatare, Neb., is second on her team in scoring with 14.5 points per game, while ranking 11th in the nation in free throw percentage (84.8) and 12th in 3-point field goal percentage (41.4). Kistler has Concordia atop the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a 16-2 league mark.
Courtesy: Great Plains Athletic Conference Media Relations