Purdue Calumet’s Patrice McBee Earns First-Ever National Player of the Week Honor for Peregrine Athletics

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: February 4, 2015

PUC-PeregrinsThe honors keep racking up for Purdue University Calumet women's basketball junior Patrice McBee, who was named the NAIA Division II National Women's Basketball Player of the week, as announced by the NAIA office Tuesday.

The honor is the first national player of the week honor in Purdue Calumet athletics history.

McBee (Monterey, Ind./Culver Community), a 6-foot-2 center for the No. 8 Peregrines, averaged 19.5 points and 19.5 rebounds in two victories last week, performances that earned her second Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week nod this season.

She scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 24 rebounds -- believed to be a program record -- in Saturday's 106-96 win at Olivet Nazarene, while pouring in 19 points with 15 boards in a 84-70 win at Judson Jan. 28.

The two efforts were McBee's 10th and 11th double-double of the season, giving her 21 for her career.

The No. 8 Peregrines return to action Wednesday, Feb. 4, when they host No. 4 St. Xavier University in a NAIA Top 10 matchup at the Fitness and Recreation Center.