The American Rivers Conference has announced the Luther senior Sarah Holtz (Austin, Minn./Pacellie Catholic) has been named the league's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. This is the first time she has been so honored during her career.
Holtz helped lead the Norse to their first two wins of the season last week averaging 20.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. Luther defeated No. 17 Loras College 80-77 and Coe College 78-54. Holtz had 14 points in the upset win over Loras, that was the Duhawks first loss of the season, and poured in a career high 27 points in the double-digit victory over Coe.
Seven games into the 2019-20 campaign, Holtz is averaging 15.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. She is shooting 45.2% from the field that includes 41.7% from behind the three-point line.
She is closing in on her 1,000th career point. Following the games this past week, she has 939 points.