Men’s basketball: Match Burnham, Carroll College
Burnahm is a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Spangle, Washington. On the road, the Saints downed William Jessup (Calif.) 86-75.
Burnham scored 21 points with two rebounds and two steals. He was 14 of 16 (88 percent) from the free throw line.
Also nominated and listed in alphabetical order: Justin Dunsmore of MSU-Northern, Taylor England of Montana Tech and Jared Samuelson of Rocky Mountain College.
Women’s basketball: Parker Esary, University of Providence
Esary is a 6-1 sophomore center from Kalama, Washington. No. 18 Providence stayed unbeaten with two home wins over top-25 opponents. The Argos beat No. 8 Westmont 75-70 and No. 22 Arizona Christian 100-87.
Esary averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds. She was 19 of 28 from the field (68 percent) and 4 of 9 from the free throw line. Esary recorded her fourth and fifth double-double of the season.
Also nominated and listed in alphabetical order; Jossilyn Blackman of Lewis-Clark State, Alicia Chamberlain of Rocky Mountain, Sydney Hovde of MSU-Northern, Brianna King of Montana Western and Kaylee Zard of Montana Tech.