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WIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week and Standings: Jan. 17-23

01/25/2022, 3:00pm CST

From the WIAC --

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
( Week of January 17-23)


Levi Borchert, Junior (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly), Forward of UW-Oshkosh 

Borchert averaged 27.5 points and 12 rebounds as UW-Oshkosh registered wins over UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls. Borchert compiled 55 points by shooting 60 percent (21-35) from the field and 61.9 percent (13-21) from the free throw line. He also totaled 24 rebounds (9 offensive), two assists and one steal. During UW-Oshkosh’s 83-67 road win over nationally ranked UW-Platteville on Jan. 19, Borchert scored 23 points with nine rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes of playing time. He made 7 of 15 shots from the field and 9 of 14 free throws against the previously unbeaten Pioneers. In the Titans’ 89-84 home win over UW-River Falls on Jan. 22, Borchert scored a career-high 32 points with 15 rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes of action. He converted 14 of 20 shots from the field and 4 of 7 free throws against the Falcons. The double-double was Borchert’s WIAC-leading ninth of the season. 

Also nominated:
UW-Eau Claire, Brock Voigt, Junior, Forward, Sun Prairie, Wis. (Sun Prairie) 
UW-La Crosse, Wyatt Cook, Senior, Forward, Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee) 
UW-Platteville, Quentin Shields, Senior, Guard, Chicago, Ill. (Brooks College Prep)
UW-River Falls, Rodrick Payne, Freshman, Center, Cottage Grove, Minn. (East Ridge)
UW-Stout, Jon Ciriacks, Senior, Forward, East Troy, Wis. (East Troy)
UW-Whitewater, Carter Capstran, Freshman, Forward, Franklin, Wis. (Franklin) 


Jessie Ruden, Junior (Rochester, Minn./John Marshall), Guard of UW-Eau Claire 

Ruden led the Blugolds to two conference wins during the week. In the two games, she averaged 18.5 points per game, shooting 44.8 percent (13-29). Ruden scored a career high in an 81-71 win over No. 6-ranked UW-Whitewater on Jan. 22, with 29 points going 4-9 from the three-point line. She also grabbed five rebounds and distributed four assists. Against UW-River Falls on Jan. 19, she tallied eight points with four rebounds, four steals and two assists in a 62-49 victory. 

Also nominated:
UW-La Crosse, Paige Schumann, Sophomore, Guard, Beaver Dam, Wis. (Beaver Dam)
UW-Oshkosh, Leah Porath, Senior, Guard, New London, Wis. (New London)
UW-Platteville, Maiah Domask, Senior, Forward, Waupun, Wis. (Waupun)
UW-River Falls, Jenna Zeman, Senior, Guard, Owatonna, Minn. (Owatonna)
UW-Stevens Point, Kelly McIntyre, Freshman, Post, Waukesha, Wis. (North) 
UW-Stout, Raegan Sorensen, Freshman, Guard, Balsam Lake, Wis. (Unity)
UW-Whitewater, Aleah Grundahl, Junior, Forward, DeForest, Wis. (DeForest)

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