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Women's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – After last week's North Star Athletic Association Conference Women's Basketball Postseason Tournament was completed, the league office announced its All-Conference Teams and postseason awards Monday.  Two Dakota State (S.D.) athletes were listed on the NSAA Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams. 

BreeAna Olson was selected to the Second Team All-Conference for the second straight year.  Kennedy Wagner received the NSAA All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition. 

Olson – 5-foot-8 guard – concluded her stellar four-year career as the third-most points scored at Dakota State.  She scored 1,442 career points, surpassing former NAIA All-American Kathy Shypulski with 1,432 career points from 1997-2001.  Olson joined the 1,000-career point club during Lady T's home opener on Oct. 27 at DSU Fieldhouse.    

Olson scored a season-high of 449 points in 30 games during the 2016-17 season for the Lady T's.  She was 160-of-384 from the field (41.7 percent), drained a total of 38 3-pointers and converted 91 free-throws in 111 attempts (82.0 percent).  She averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game.  She scored in double-digits 21 times this season. 

Olson averaged 16.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.7 assists per game during 16 North Star conference game for DSU.  She is third leading scorer in the North Star conference.  She also is second in the NSAA conference in the steals category. 

According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, Olson ranks 18th in the nation in steals with 78.  She also ranks 20th in steals per game (2.6 steals per game) and 21st in free-throw percentage (82.0 percent).

During her career at Dakota State, Olson recorded the second-most career steals with 287 steals.  She is also third in the record book in career free-throws made with 293 free-throws.  She registered the fourth-most career field goals made in the DSU record book with 531 field goals.  She also registered 452 rebounds and 238 assists in her career at Dakota State.

BreeAna is the daughter of DaNeil Olson and the late Reggie Olson.  She is a senior Physical Education major at Dakota State University.

Wagner – 5-foot-9 guard – played in 29 games in the 2016-17 season for the Lady T's.  She averaged 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.  She led the team with 2.7 assists per game (78 total assists).

Wagner converted 189 free-throws in 240 attempts this season for DSU.  She ranks 11th in the NAIA Division II in free-throw percentage of 86.3 percent, which she also leads the North Star conference in free-throw percentage.

Kennedy is the daughter of Curtis and Paula Wagner of Chamberlain, S.D.  She is a junior Elementary Education major at Dakota State University.

Below is the complete list of the 2016-17 NSAA Women's Basketball All-Conference and Postseason awards:

2016-17 North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams & Postseason Awards

First Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Ht.

Pos.

Hometown

Kyra Dewald $

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

5-5

Wing

Jamestown, N.D.

Andi Gayner ^#

Mayville State (N.D.)

Junior

5-11

Forward

Dassel, Minn.

Megan Klein $

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

6-1

Center

Killdeer, N.D.

Lexi Lennon

Valley City State (N.D.)

Junior

5-8

Guard

West Fargo, N.D.

Taylor Henningsgard

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

5-7

Guard

Buxton, N.D.

Second Team All-Conference

Name  

School

Class

Ht.

Pos.

Hometown

Bryn Woodside

Jamestown (N.D.)

Junior

5-3

Point

Albert Lea, Minn.

BreeAna Olson #

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

5-8

Guard

Nunda, S.D.

Georgia Williams %$

Valley City State (N.D.)

Senior

5-10

Guard

Townsville, Australia

Caletria Curtis

Bellevue (Neb.)

Junior

5-8

Forward

Denham Springs, La.

Taylor Hammer

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

6-0

Forward

Grand Forks, N.D.

% - 2014-15 North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference First Team Selection
^ - 2014-15 North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference Second Team Selection
$ - 2015-16 North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference First Team Selection
# - 2015-16 North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference Second Team Selection

Postseason Awards
Most Valuable Player:  Kyra Dewald – Jamestown (N.D.)
Defensive Player of the Year:  Megan Klein – Dickinson State (N.D.)
Newcomer Player of the Year:  Naomi Torgerson – Mayville State (N.D.)
Coach of the Year:  Greg Ulland – Jamestown (N.D.)     

NSAA Women's Basketball Honorable Mention
Ryleigh McCartney – Bellevue (Neb.)
Kennedy Wagner – Dakota State (S.D.)
Ashley Bentz-Laub – Dickinson State (N.D.)
Lorna Shepherd – Dickinson State (N.D.)
Naomi Torgerson – Mayville State (N.D.)
Macy Toelle – Presentation (S.D.)
Alli Vandal – Valley City State (N.D.)
Alyssa Nilssen – Viterbo (Wis.)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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