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WIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week and Standings: January 22-28

01/30/2024, 3:15pm CST

From the WIAC --

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of January 22-28)


Logan Pearson, Senior (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly), Forward of UW-Platteville

Pearson was the leading scorer for the Pioneers during the week, averaging 28.0 points per game, while adding 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.5 steals to fill out the stat sheet. In a 65-64 loss to UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 24, he totaled 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Pearson followed that up with a career-high 38 points on 12-of-19 shooting and posted a double-double with 10 rebounds in a 80-77 road win over UW-La Crosse on Jan. 27. He was perfect from both three-point range (4-of-4) and from the free throw line (10-of-10) in the victory over the Eagles.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Carter Huschka, Senior, Forward, Farmington, Minn.
UW-La Crosse, Sam Grieger, Freshman, Guard, Randolph, Wis. (Randolph)
UW-Oshkosh, Tristan Johanknecht, Freshman, Forward, Oshkosh, Wis. (West)
UW-River Falls, Jack Leifker, Sophomore, Center, Blaine, Minn. (Spring Lake Park)
UW-Stevens Point, Malik Abdul-Wahid, Junior, Forward, Brookfield, Wis. (Central)
UW-Stout, Brody Fox, Junior, Guard, Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
UW-Whitewater, Jameer Barker, Junior, Guard, Racine, Wis. (St. Catherine’s)


Lauryn Milne, Junior (Lodi, Wis./Lodi), Guard of UW-La Crosse

Milne averaged 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in two UW-La Crosse wins during the week, recording double-doubles in both games. She finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in a 77-66 victory over No. 4-ranked and previously undefeated UW-Whitewater on Jan. 24. UW-La Crosse snapped an eight-game losing streak to UW-Whitewater and recorded its first home win over the Warhawks since the 2011-12 season. Milne recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in a 79-64 win at UW-Platteville on Jan. 27. She finished 12-of-12 at the free throw line for the week.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Kylie Mogen, Senior, Guard/Forward, Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie)
UW-Oshkosh, Kayce Vaile, Senior, Forward, Greendale, Wis. (Greendale)
UW-Platteville, Ella Mackiewicz, Sophomore, Guard, Shawnee, Kan. (Mission Northwest)
UW-River Falls, Julia Seidel, Senior, Guard, Wausau, Wis. (Newman Catholic)
UW-Stout, Lexi Wagner, Senior, Guard, Galesville, Wis. (Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau)
UW-Whitewater, Aleah Grundahl, Senior, Forward, DeForest, Wis. (DeForest)

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