KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Loyola’s Keiva Council was named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending January 8, the national office announced Tuesday. She was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Council had a productive week, scoring her 1500th career point at Southern Poly (Ga.). She was the high-scorer in all three games played this week which included wins over the University of New Orleans, Brewton-Parker (Ga.), as well as Southern Poly (Ga.). Her 41 points against Brewton-Parker was her second 40+ game of the season. She is the only player in Loyola’s history to score 40+ points twice in one season.
The Houston, Texas native is also ranked nationally in the NAIA in six categories: 1st in points per game (24.2), 3rd in total scoring (339), 19th in defensive rebounds per game (6.2), 36th field goal percentage (47.5), 38th in three-point field goals made per game (2.1), and 45th in total three-point field goals made (29).
Catch Council and the rest of the ‘Pack on Thursday, Jan. 12, when they host conference rival Spring Hill in The DEN. Tipoff is schedule for 5:30 p.m. CT. The game is part of the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project which is a nationwide effort to identify basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring a greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) developed this project in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other.