Sjerven nabs second Summit weekly honor, earns National Mid-Major Player of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota senior center Hannah Sjerven has been named the Summit League Player of the Week for the period ended Jan. 3. Sjerven was also named the College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week.

This marks Sjerven’s second Summit honor of the season and the fourth in her career.

Sjerven averaged 24 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of weekend games against Denver to open the Summit slate. She added 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and four assists in limited minutes against Midland on Wednesday. She shot 71.4 percent from the field during the week and reached 1,000 collegiate points on her final bucket of the weekend.

Hailing from Rogers, Minnesota, Sjerven is all over the national ranking this season. She’s ranked seventh in the nation for total blocks (23), 10th for field-goal percentage (.663), 20th for total rebounds (87) and 20th for total points (172). Sjerven leads the Summit in each of those categories. She also ranks in the nation’s top-20 for free throws made and attempted.

South Dakota returns to action with league newcomer Kansas City at 2 p.m. Friday. The teams will play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri.