BROOKINGS, S.D. - Worthington native Gabby Boever has helped the South Dakota State women’s basketball program turn in a December to remember.

The Jackrabbits posted a 6-1 record in December and opens Summit League play Wednesday after posting a 10-3 nonconference record. The Jacks’ wins came over Portland State (12/3), Northern Colorado (12/5), Northern Iowa (12/9), Creighton (12/12), then-No. 16 DePaul (12/15), and Bowling Green (12/21). Their lone loss was on the road at Green Bay (12/19).

Boever, a 5-foot-9 senior point guard, leads the team in steals (2.0) and is third in assists (2.1), ranking fifth in steals in the Summit League. She is also averaging 5.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Boever is shooting 36.8 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from 3-point range and 70 percent from the free-throw line.

The guard recorded her 200th career steal in the Jacks’ win over Northern Colorado. Boever now has 215 steals, ranking seventh in the SDSU record book and 16th on The Summit League career top-20 list.

Boever - who graduated from WHS in 2010 - has been the X-factor for the Jackrabbits. In the win at Bowling Green, she filled the stat sheet with a season- and game-high 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, career-high three blocks and three steals.

Against then-No. 16 DePaul, Boever had back-to-back steals for four points in the first quarter and a season-high five steals for the game. She also registered her second double-figure scoring game with 11 points.

Boever sank the game-clinching 3-pointer on Dec. 5 against Northern Colorado and a key trey with 40 seconds left in the double-overtime win over Northern Iowa.