WASHINGTON D.C. – Keiva Council was named Jesuit Women’s National Player of the Week for basketball for the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 27, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities announced Tuesday. This is Council’s second honor this week. She is the second Wolfpack player to earn Jesuit Honors this year, joining sophomore Amy Moody, who earned All-Jesuit Honor Roll on Nov. 21.
Council had an extremely productive week, scoring a school record of 48 points in the ‘Pack’s first win against a full NCAA Division I member since Nov. of 2004. She shot 65.2 percent from the floor and 62.5 percent from behind the arch. The Houston, Texas native also added eight rebounds and four steals. Loyola is currently 7-0 and off to its best start in the program’s history.
In addition to Council’s outstanding week, she currently ranks nationally in the NAIA in an impressive eight categories: 2nd in points per game (23.9), 5th in total scoring (167), 12th in defensive rebounds per game (6.6), 39th in field goal percentage (50.8), 39th in total assists (28), 39th in assists per game (4.0), 47th in total rebounds per game (8.0), and 49th in total steals (18).
Catch Council and the rest of the ‘Pack on Friday, Dec. 2, when they host No. 21 Shorter in The DEN. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CST.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project is a nationwide effort to identify basketball games between Jesuit schools, and through those games, bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other.