Peterson Earns NCCAAII, NAC Student-Athlete Award

Laci PetersonWATERTOWN, Wis. – Junior center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, Ill.) led her team to a 3-0 record and was honored as the NCCAAII and Northern Athletics Conference Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week.

In a win over Concordia Chicago in the NAC Quarterfinals this past Saturday, Peterson finished with 20 points and six blocks and in a win over rival, Northland International, recorded 24 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks.

The 6-0 center averaged 19 points, eight rebounds, 2.7 assists and five blocks per game and currently leads the team and NCAAIII in blocks per game (4.91).

She is also the second-leading scorer on the team (11.2 ppg.) and has helped the Crusaders to a 19-5 record and the team’s first NAC Semifinal appearance.