Veerbeek, Sterk, named GPAC Basketball players of the week

February 23, 2021 9:24am

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Women – Ashtyn Veerbeek, Dordt University (Forward)

Dordt forward Ashtyn Veerbeek is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports women’s basketball player-of-the-week. Veerbeek, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa,r her 13th double-double of the season in a 33 point win over Briar Cliff. In addition, she added five assists and five blocked shots to her 13 point, 13 rebound effort.

Men – Craig Sterk, Northwestern College (Forward)

Craig Sterk of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men’s basketball player-of-the-week. Sterk, a junior from McBain, Michigan, netted a career-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season and ninth for his career, in a win over the No. 8 Mustangs. He also scored his 1,000th career point, reaching the milestone with his second basket of the game. Sterk made 8-of-11 field goal attempts in assuring his team the win and the No.2 seed in the GPAC tournament.