Pitt State’s DaMitz named co-MIAA Player of the Week

Kaylee DaMitz posted 25.5 points per game last week.
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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pitt State junior Kaylee DaMits has been named the co-MIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

DaMitz averaged 25.5 points, 4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game last week for the Gorillas, helping the team go 2-0 against Rogers State and Northeastern State.


The MIAA announced its ninth women’s basketball athlete of the week for the 2020-2021 season. This week, UCM’s Nija Collier and PSU’s Kaylee DaMitz were named co-Athletes of the Week. Collier was also named co-Athlete of the Week back on Nov. 30, 2020.

Collier did it all for the Jennies, averaging a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds per game. She was also a force on the defensive end blocking five shots and coming up with six steals. Collier shot 50% for the weekend and hit 38% from three and 78% from the free throw line. Her week started with a 21 point, 9 rebound effort against Missouri Western where she also blocked a pair of shots and tied a career-high with 6 steals. Against Northwest, Collier tallied a 21 point, 15 rebound double-double with three blocked shots.

DaMitz averaged 25.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game in a pair of road wins for the Gorillas. The Preston, Mo., native scored a season high 26 points on 10-14 shooting from the field and dished out seven assists in Pitt States 92-81 victory over Rogers State Saturday. She added 25 points and six rebounds in the Gorillas 65-50 win against Northeastern State Thursday (Jan. 28).

Notable Performances In The Association
Kelsey Johnson – Central Oklahoma
Johnson led Central Oklahoma to a 2-0 week once averaging 21.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest. She shot 60.9 percent from the field and knocked down a combined 14 free-throws in the two games. Johnson posted 18 points and four rebounds against Emporia and 24 points and eight rebounds against Washburn.

Fredricka Sheats  – Emporia State

Sheats averaged a double-double of 22.0 points and 11.0 rebounds on .571 shooting from the field for the Lady Hornets last week. She had a career high 24 points on eight of 11 shooting with nine rebounds at Central Oklahoma. She She completed the week with 20 points, a career high 13 rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block at Newman.

Also Nominated
Hunter Bentley, Washburn – AJ Bradley, Lincoln – Zaria Collins, Northeastern State – Molly Hartnett, Northwest Missouri – Jaden Hobbs, Fort Hays State – Sydney Niles, Newman – Logan Hughes, Missouri Western – Madi Stokes, Missouri Southern