For the second week in a row, South Dakota State's Mike Daum was named the Summit League's Player of the Week, announced Tuesday by the league office.
South Dakota State junior Macy Miller also earned the women's player of the week honors as well.
Daum averaged a double-double over two starts, putting up 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game alongside a 61.3 field goal percentage. He now has over 1,700 points for his career and sits fifth on the Jackrabbit scoring chart.
The Kimball, Nebraska, native started the week with a 35-point, 14-rebound double-double against Drake on Dec. 19. He matched his career-high of 14 field goals and hit four 3-pointers in the game. It was the seventh 35-point, 10-plus rebound performance of his career, four more than any other Division I player since 2010-11.
Daum added 12 points and seven rebounds at Drake last Friday, going 5-for-7 from the field to help the Jacks reach 11 wins before Christmas for the first time in its Division I history.
He is a seven-time Player of the Week selection and earned the award for the fourth time this season.
For the third time this season, Miller was named The Summit League Player of the Week.
The junior helped the Jackrabbits to a commanding 96-64 win over Wichita State Dec. 20. She recorded her sixth 20-plus point game of the season and 19th of her career with a team-high 22 points. Miller was a perfect nine for nine from the field, including two for two from 3-point range. The guard dished a career-high eight assists and added two rebounds and a steal.
Miller picked up the weekly honor for the seventh time in her career and shares this week's honor with Western Illinois' Emily Clemens.
USD men 18th in Mid-Major poll
The South Dakota men's basketball team maintained its No. 18 ranking in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 poll announced Tuesday. The ranking matches USD's best showing in the poll for the second-straight week.
The Coyotes garnered 189 points in the poll to hold steady at No. 18 with a 12-4 record after defeating Northland College and falling to UCLA by three points over the last polling period. Gonzaga continues its hold in the top spot of the poll with a 10-3 record.
The Mid-Major Top-25 poll is in its 19th season and is sponsored by CollegeInsider.com. A total of 31 head coaches across 22 mid-major conferences vote in the poll.