CHICAGO – Netting the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women's Basketball Player of the Week award as well as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week award twice, Saint Xavier University sophomore guard/forward Morgan Stuut (Marcellus, Mich./Three Rivers) was selected as the World Hyundai-Saint Xavier January Athlete of the Month when the honor was announced Friday. Stuut, a nursing major at SXU, will be publicly honored with a certificate from World Hyundai-Matteson prior to this Saturday's 1 p.m. women's basketball conference game against Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) at the Shannon Center in Chicago.
Stuut helped lead the Cougars to a perfect 9-0 record during the month of January averaging team-bests of 17.0 points and 12.1 rebounds per game during the 31-day stretch. She also averaged 3.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks a game on the month. One of Stuut's best individual performances came on January 12 in an 81-61 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival Roosevelt University. She scored 25 points and pulled down an amazing 19 rebounds to lead the Cougars to victory. Stuut's efforts in that game as well as her performances in victories over Olivet Nazarene (26 points) and Indiana-South Bend (19 points, 16 rebounds) led to her receiving the national women's basketball player of the week award issued by the NAIA. SXU is currently 21-3 overall this season and ranked No. 8 in the latest version of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Jan. 29). The team is also in the midst of a 14-game win streak.
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