SDSU’s Selland named Summit player of the week, as Jacks climb into top-25
Jacks crack AP poll for the first time in 11 years
BROOKINGS — After powering the Jackrabbits to a pair of wins over ranked opponents in the last week, South Dakota State University’s Myah Selland was named The Summit League women’s basketball player of the week on Monday.
Selland averaged 17.5 points per game as she led the Jackrabbits in wins over Creighton, 66-47, and in overtime over No. 18 Gonzaga, 75-72. The redshirt junior and Letcher native posted the third double-double of her career with 17 points and 11 rebounds while adding four assists against Creighton.
Selland logged 18 points to lead the Jackrabbits to an upset over No. 18 Gonzaga as she shot 50 percent (7-of-14) from the field. She was responsible for sending the game into overtime with an and-one. Additionally, as the Jacks were down 70-69, Selland sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to give SDSU the lead.
The Jackrabbits also earned a spot in an Associated Press regular season poll for the first time in 11 years, checking in at No. 22 in the rankings released Monday.
The undefeated Jackrabbits vaulted into the rankings with a pair of home wins over ranked opponents, downing then-No. 15 Iowa State, 76-69, on Nov. 30, and defeating then-No. 18 Gonzaga, 75-72 in overtime, Sunday. SDSU was the top team receiving votes in last week's poll.
The last time the Jackrabbits appeared in either of the two major Division I women's basketball polls was a 22nd place showing in the final USA Today Coaches Poll of the 2018-19 season, following SDSU's run to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
The Jackrabbits (3-0) are scheduled to play Thursday at Kansas State.