The Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) has selected Dakota State's Donna Lavea as DAC women's basketball player of the week. It was Lavea's third time this season that she had received this honor.
Lavea, senior center from Christchurch, New Zealand, scored 47 points (23.5 per game), grabbed 19 rebounds (9.5 per game) and added four assists (2.0 per game). She had four blocked shots (2.0 per game) and a steal (0.5 per game) as the Trojans split a pair of conference match-ups. For the week, she was 16-of-25 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free throw line.
According to the NAIA DakStats statistical website as of Feb. 15th, Lavea ranks 12th in the nation in field goal percentage (53.6), 20th in offensive rebounds per game (3.4), 33rd in blocks per game (1.4) and 39th in total blocks (34).
Donna is the daughter of Silei Lavea. She majors in Physical Education at Dakota State University.
Dakota State (9-15 overall, 4-8 DAC) will play their final home game on Tuesday night (Feb. 16th) against Trinity Bible College as part of parents/senior night. The Trojans will hit the road for the final regular season games this weekend. DSU will visit Valley City State on Friday night and Jamestown on Saturday afternoon.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director