2016-17 NSAA Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams & Postseason Awards

2016-17 NSAA Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams & Postseason Awards

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Women's Basketball All-Conference selections and postseason awards, which was announced after the conclusion of the women's basketball championship game where the top-seeded Jamestown (N.D.) defeated third-seeded Valley City State (N.D.) by the score of 79-70 on Sunday afternoon.

The Jimmies earned the North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball regular-season outright title with a 15-1 conference record.  Greg Ulland of Jamestown was voted as NSAA Coach-of-the-Year.

Kyra Dewald of Jamestown was selected as the NSAA Women's Basketball Most Valuable Player-of-the-Year.  Megan Klein of Dickinson State (N.D.) was awarded as Defensive Player-of-the-Year.  Naomi Torgerson of Mayville State (N.D.) was named the Newcomer Player-of-the-Year award.

The following athletes were selected by the conference coaches as All-Conference First and Second Teams.  There is a list of Honorable Mention Team.

Below are the complete listings of the North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Conference teams 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, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director