Mizzou senior guard Sierra Michaelis (Mercer, Mo.) was named Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week after leading to the Tigers to two victories last week averaging 19.0 points, 6.0 steals and 5.0 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high 24 points to lead all scorers in a 72-60 win over SIU-Edwardsville. Michaelis made a career-high six three-pointers in the process, connecting from distance on Mizzou’s first three possessions to begin the game. She is now tied for fifth in program history for career three-pointers made with 138 triples.
The senior shot 50 percent from the floor to fuel the Tigers offensively in the win. She added five rebounds and three steals to complete an all-around effort.
On Friday, Michaelis led Mizzou to a 64-57 win over Wichita State. Michaelis recorded a career-high nine steals, which is the most by any SEC player in a single game this season. She’s one of four Division I players to accomplish that feat in a game thus far and the first Mizzou player to do so since Tracy Franklin in 2001.
Michaelis finished with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists in the win. She’s now scored in double figures six times this season. Mizzou is 5-1 in those contests. Michaelis shared Tuesday’s honor with Texas A&M’s Anriel Howard.
Mizzou returns to the court on Saturday for an 11 a.m. tilt with Tennessee-Martin at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers then wrap up the nonconference slate with a home matchup vs. UC-Riverside and a road trip to Saint Louis.