Big Sky honors MSU’s Semansky

Montana State’s Rachel Semansky and Northern Arizona’s Amanda Frost have been named the Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week.

Semansky, a senior from Highwood helped the Bobcats go 2-0 last week with a couple of Big Sky Conference road wins against Portland State (81-74) and Eastern Washington (73-60).

For the weekend, Semansky averaged 21 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting an impressive 72 percent (13-18) from the field and 84 percent (16-19) from the free throw line. In MSU’s first outing of the weekend, Semansky tied the MSU school-record going 12-of-12 from the free throw line to finish with a game-high 22 points, while adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

She followed that effort as the Bobcats snapped EWU’s five-game winning streak, posting 20 points (8-10 FGs), eight rebounds and an assist. On the season, the forward has recorded four games with 20 or more points. She also leads the Big Sky in field-goal percentage, a spot she’s held the past two seasons. Her 764 career rebounds moves her into third on MSU’s all-time list, while her 1,154 career points are 14th all-time. Semansky also became just the third Bobcat in history to record over 1,110 points and 750 rebounds.

Semansky’s father, John, is a Butte native. Her brother, Joe, just finished a stellar senior season on the Montana Tech football team.

— Montana State Sports Information

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