ORU's McIntyre Named #SummitWBB Player of the Week

Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre
Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' Vicky McIntyre earned The Summit League's Player of the Week award for her performances Nov. 24-30.

Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts
Sr. // C // Omaha, Neb.
McIntyre earns her first career Summit League Player of the Week award after breaking the league's single-game rebound mark which stood for nearly 22 years. The senior center grabbed 27 rebounds while adding 22 points, four blocks and two assists in the win over Austin Peay Saturday. Her 27 boards broke Angela Gilbert's (UIC) 23-rebound performance set on Jan. 31, 1993. Earlier in the week, McIntyre was two blocks shy of a triple-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks in a win over Missouri State. She added her third double-double of the week in a loss to North Carolina A&T (No. 17 in the Mid-Major Poll) with 10 points and 19 rebounds. Against UALR, a team receiving votes nationally, she scored six points with eight rebounds and two blocks. During her record-breaking week, McIntyre averaged 16.5 rebounds, 15.3 points, five blocks and 1.3 assists per game. She shot 63 percent (24-of-38) from the field and 93 percent (13-of-14) at the free throw line. McIntyre's 27 rebound performance is currently tops in the nation this season and she is first in the country with 4.86 blocks per game and five double-doubles.

Previous honorees: Nov. 17 – KeShyra McCarver, IPFW/Raeshel Contreras, USD; Nov. 24 – Ashley Luke, WIU.

Also nominated: Jordan Johnston, Denver; Haley Seibert, Fort Wayne; Shaquira Scott, IUPUI; Brooke LeMar, North Dakota State; Mikaela Shaw, Omaha; Raeshel Contreras, South Dakota; Mariah Clarin, South Dakota State.

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features women's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Over the past five seasons (2010-14), The Summit League has the nation's second-highest RPI gain (+10) during that span. In 2013-14, The Summit League tied its all-time high with four teams across three national postseason tournaments, recorded its highest combined postseason winning percentage and deepest postseason national tournament run, and had its best year-end Sagarin Ranking in a decade. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.