USD’s Jeana Hoffman named NCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

USD's Jeana Hoffman named NCC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jeana Hoffman of The University of South Dakota women's basketball team, who averaged 26.0 points in two games this past weekend, has been named the North Central Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. The announcement about Hoffman was made by the league office on Monday, Nov. 26.

Hoffmann, who earned her first-ever NCC weekly honor, was named to the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Classic All-Tournament Team. The Coyotes (3-1) finished 1-1 at the classic, which was hosted by UC-Colorado Springs.

Hoffman, a senior point guard from Mitchell, made 56.7 percent (17-of-30) of her shots from the field, including 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from three-point range during the classic. She also made 10-of-11 free throws for 90.9 percent, averaged 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the two-game tournament.

In an 83-79 loss to Adams State on Nov. 23, Hoffman scored a career-best 31 points by hitting 9-of-18 field goals (50 percent) and 5-of-10 (50 percent) from three-point range. She also made 8-of-9 free throws while grabbing two rebounds, dishing out four assists and recording two steals.

Hoffman had 21 points in leading USD to an 82-66 win over UC-Colorado Springs on Nov. 24. She hit 8-of-12 field goals for 66.7 percent, including 3-of-5 from three-point range for 60 percent. Hoffman was also 2-of-2 from the foul line while grabbing four rebounds, and handing out two assists.

On the season, Hoffman is averaging a league-best 22.8 points per game and has connected on 32-of-58 shots from the field, including 17-of-33 from three-point range (51.5 percent). She is also 10-of-11 from the foul line for 90.9 percent. Hoffman, who is averaging 3.8 rebounds per game, leads USD in scoring with 91 points.

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