BAY CITY, Mich. – After nearly averaging a double-double in three games last week and surpassing 1,000 career rebounds, Ohio Dominican senior Melissa Scherpenberg (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the GLIAC South Division Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
Scherpenberg helped the Panthers to a trio of wins as she averaged 14.0 points on 47.1 percent shooting. She pulled in 9.3 rebounds per contest and also averaged 2.0 blocked shots as ODU defeated Tiffin, Findlay and Wayne State last week.
The forward posted a double-double in just 21 minutes of action in a 75-61 win over Findlay on Thursday, tallying 13 points and 12 rebounds (seven offensive). She followed that with a 13-point, 11-rebound effort in Saturday's comeback win over Wayne State.
With that performance on Saturday, Scherpenberg surpassed 1,000 career rebounds and now has 1,002 in her career. She is just the second women's basketball player in program history to tally 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She is second on ODU's all-time rebounding list and currently ranks 16th on ODU's scoring list with 1,090 career points.
In the GLIAC, Scherpenberg ranks first in offensive rebounds (91) and total rebounds (247). She's also fifth in field goal percentage (53.0), second in rebounds per game (10.7), eighth in blocks (31), 11th in steals (42) and 12th in scoring (13.8).
Scherpenberg now has 14 double-doubles this season and 41 in her career, which is the fourth-most amongst active players in Division II.
This is Scherpenberg's third player of the week this season and fifth of her career.
Ohio Dominican has won 10 of 11 games and is 18-5 (13-4 GLIAC) this season, tied for second in the GLIAC standings. The Panthers play host to Walsh at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
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