Nov. 21, 2005
Liz Shimek, Michigan State
SR, 6-1, F, Empire, Mich./Maple City-Glen Lake
Shimek opened up senior campaign posting impressive performances in wins over 2005 NCAA Tournament teams UC Santa Barbara and Western Carolina. The All-America candidate poured in a career-high 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting with seven boards against the Gauchos, only to better that performance against the Catamounts on Sunday. She scored a new career-high of 28 points on 13-of-16 shooting with 10 rebounds in just 26 minutes, marking her 24th career double-double. Shimek also dished out four assists and had three steals against WCU. Through two games, Shimek is shooting an impressive 23-for-29 (.793) from the floor and averaging 27.0 points and 8.5 boards. She is also a perfect 7-for-7 from the line.
This is the second career Player of the Week honor as she shared the award with Minnesota's Janel McCarville on Feb. 7, 2005.
LAST MSU POW: Rene Haynes (2/14/05)