Tommie Sports - Women's Basketball

Kellie Ring shares MIAC weekly honor

January 07, 2013

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Kellie Ring had another solid week under the most difficult of circumstances. (Mark Brown photo)

It was announced Monday that St. Thomas guard Kellie Ring and Concordia-Moorhead's Emily Thesing share this week's MIAC Player of the Week honors in women's basketball.

Ring averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.5 steals in two St. Thomas victories recorded after her father, Greg Ring, died last Monday at age 54 of a heart attack. Ring chose to play the games before and after the funeral.

The No. 4-ranked and conference co-leading Tommies were already playing without two injured standouts, but Ring helped UST post an 11-point road victory at Carleton and a 23-point home win over Augsburg.

St. Thomas' lone senior, Ring leads the conference in steals per game at 3.6. She been a big reason why UST has won 31 in a row against MIAC opposition.

Thesing made the game-winning shot at the buzzer for Concordia to cap a 27-point comeback win at St. Olaf Wednesday. She averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in a pair of Cobber wins.

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