Nichole Tate, photo courtesy OKWU Sports Info. Chance Burcham, photo courtesy SOSU Sports Info.

This week’s Players of the Week are Nichole Tate, OKWU, and Chance Burcham, SOSU.

Nichole Tate, senior, Oklahoma Wesleyan (Hometown: Sand Springs)

Tate averaged a double-double in her games in the NAIA Division II National Tournament. She had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds in her team’s three-point win over Eastern Oregon. OKWU lost to the No. 1 team in the country, Morningside, in the next round, but Tate had 14 points and 14 boards in her final contest.

Chance Burcham, senior, Southeastern (Hometown: Eagletown)

The Savage Storm went 2-2 on the week, but earned a series victory over Harding and Burcham’s bat had a lot to do with that, as he hit .714. He went 4-for-4 in the opener, had four RBI and crossed the plate four times. He also left the yard to open the scoring in a 4-3 win over the Bison in the series finale.