(Greenfield) Nodaway Valley Junior Alex Welsch is our final KSOM Athlete of the Week from the Winter Sports Season. The 6’7” Welsch averaged 14.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.3 blocked shots per game and helped lead Nodaway Valley to a 4th place finish at the state tournament. Welsch’s total of 117 blocked shots this season was #1 in the state for any class.
Welsch’s rebounding ability helped to accelerate the team’s fast break throughout the year and on the season Welsch made 60.8% of his field goal attempts.
Welsch increased his scoring from 8.9 points per game as a sophomore to 14.5 as a junior. Coach Burmeister says Welsch is already looking forward to the offseason to try gearing up for a big senior year.
In addition to being named 1st team all-conference, Welsch earned 2nd team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspapers Association and 3rd team all-state by the Des Moines Register.
Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister