SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy has been named the Summit League Player of the Week for the period ended Jan. 19. Duffy garners player of the week honors from the league for the fourth time this season and the seventh time in her career.
Hailing from Rapid City, South Dakota, Duffy paced the Coyotes in last week’s victories over South Dakota State and North Dakota State. She recorded her fifth double-double of the season against South Dakota State with 21 points and 11 rebounds to go with four assists. She added 20 points and eight rebounds at North Dakota State. She’s tallied eight 20-point games this season. Duffy shot a combined 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the floor.
South Dakota (17-2, 6-0 Summit) has now held three-straight Summit foes to under 50 points. The Coyotes defeated North Dakota State 80-36 on the road Thursday, followed up by an 83-48 victory over South Dakota State on Sunday.
Duffy is averaging 17 points, six boards and five assists on the season. She ranks 37th in final points and 11th in assists in NCAA Division I.
The Coyotes return to action at 7 p.m. Friday as they host Purdue Fort Wayne inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.