Breanna Verkaik Named MIAA Co-Player of Week in Women’s Basketball
Monday, February 24, 2014
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Olivet guard Kelsey Campbell and Calvin forward Breanna Verkaik its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through February 22. Verkaik, a sophomore from Holland (Holland Christian HS), averaged 17.5 points per game in leading the Knights to two MIAA victories. She had 12 points and four assists in an 82-55 win over Adrian. She then followed with 23 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals while playing only 22 minutes as Calvin defeated Kalamazoo, 72-57. Verkaik, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and in her career, shot 57 percent from the field (12 of 21), 44 percent on 3-point shots (4 of 9) and 78 percent from the line (7 of 9) for the week. Calvin will travel to Olivet on Thursday for an MIAA Tournament semifinal game slated for 7:30 p.m.