Thursday, January 17, 2019

Women’s Basketball Freshman Named NJCAA Player of Week

Salt Lake Community College women’s basketball freshman Lauren Gustin was honored Jan. 16 with national honors from the NJCAA, earning the prestigious National Player-of-the-Week award. A late addition to the SLCC roster, Gustin has entered at exactly the right time for veteran coach Betsy Specketer, helping the Bruins to a 4-1 record since joining the team in late December.

The Salem Hills native averaged 31.5 points in victories Jan. 10 and 12 over Colorado Northwestern and Snow College, bringing in 15 rebounds-per-game in the week as well.  Gustin had a high of 40 points and 22 rebounds in a 71-64 overtime victory over Snow College, marking her career highs with Salt Lake. Since joining the team, she has averaged 26 points and 17.6 rebounds in five games.

As of their matchup Jan. 17 against USU Eastern, the Bruins have an overall record of 16-3 and 2-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. SLCC is a half-game behind USU Eastern in the league standings.

Below are highlights from Gustin's performance against Snow College.