Sabrina Ionescu, University of Oregon
Sabrina Ionescu, who was last season’s Wade Trophy winner, is having a tremendous senior season at Oregon. The senior guard recently made history when she became the first NCAA player--women or men--to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her collegiate career. Ionescu is averaging 17.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game this season. She is also ranked No. 8 in the NCAA in triple-doubles. Ionescu has recorded 26 of them since suiting up for Oregon.
The native of Walnut Grove, California, picked up two consecutive triple-doubles in the team’s last two games. Ionescu registered 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the Ducks’ win over California. She went on to post 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists against Stanford. She earned her 1,000th career rebound after grabbing nine boards. Ionescu wraps up her final regular season when Oregon hosts its last two games at home. The team is to set to take on Washington State on Friday.
Sara Rhine, Drake University
Sara Rhine has been a dynamite player for Drake the last four years. The 6-1 redshirt senior forward from Eldon, Missouri, is averaging 18.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. She has also been dominant on defense recording 31 blocks on the year. On Feb. 13, Rhine reached the 2,000th point in the team’s victory over Evansville. She has 32 career doubles-doubles with eight of them coming this season.
The redshirt senior forward garnered her second MVC Player of the Week honors. Rhine had two double-double performances for the Bulldogs. She scored 17 points and grabbed 12 boards against Bradley. Rhine went on to have a 28 point and 10 rebound performance against Illinois State. She will be back in action on Friday when Drake travels to Loyola Chicago.