2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 17 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1)

January 3, 2012
Jordan Petersen, Guard, 6-2, 185, Junior, Strum, Wis./Eleva-Strum
Petersen played a crucial role in helping the Blugolds win the 43rd Annual UW-Eau Claire Holiday Classic last week. In the championship game Friday, he scored a career-high 32 points as the Blugolds beat Simpson College (Iowa) 90-78. At one point, Petersen was 6-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished 6-for-7. He also had two assists, two rebounds and a steal. The night before, in an 81-64 win over Judson University (Ill.), he scored 10 points and had five assists, one rebound and one steal.

January 3, 2012
Nicole Christianson, Guard, 5-10, Senior, Chetek, Wis.
Christianson played a critical role in helping the Blugolds go 3-0 on their Texas trip. For the week, she led the Blugolds in scoring with 39 points, an average of 13 per game. She also had a team-high 19 assists and six steals along with three blocks. Facing Austin College on Saturday, she led the game with 17 points, nine assists and four steals. Christianson reached double-figures in scoring in the other two games earlier in the week, recording 11 points both times. The Blugolds are now 11-2 on the season and pushed their winning streak to eight straight games.