Winner was named All-GLVC first team Wednesday. The Minster,
Ohio, native averages 11.8 points and leads NKU in steals
Ind. - Three Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
players have been named All-Great Lakes Valley Conference, the league
Angela Healy and Cassie Brannen each received All-GLVC accolades
from the league coaches. Winner was named to the first team, Healy
earned second-team honors and Brannen received honorable mention
Winner, a senior
forward from Minster, Ohio, averages a team-leading 11.8 points
per game entering the GLVC Tournament. She also leads NKU in steals
(33) and 3-pointers made (36).
One of the GLVC's
top clutch performers in late-game situations, Winner has consistently
hit dramatic shots for NKU the past two seasons. The 5-foot-10 Winner
has scored 923 career points during her college career, which began
at Elon (N.C.).
Healy, a junior
center from Ft. Thomas, Ky., ranks No. 7 in the GLVC in rebounding
at 7.0 rpg. She also averages 10.8 ppg and has made 84.2 percent
of her free throws this season.
Healy is second on the team in assists with 74. She is also shooting
49.5 percent from the field and has 27 steals.
Healy averages 10.8 ppg and leads NKU in rebounding at 7.0
boards per contest.
Brannen, a sophomore
post player from Cincinnati and a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High
School, leads the GLVC in field-goal percentage at .593. She set
an NKU single-game record last Saturday night by blocking 12 shots
against Indianapolis, and her 67 rejections this season are the
most in school history.
8.7 ppg and 5.0 rebounds per contest. She also has 22 steals this
of Lewis earned GLVC Player of the Year honors after leading the
Flyers to the GLVC East Division title. Lewis' Lynn Plett was named
the Chuck Mallender GLVC Coach of the Year, while Kentucky Wesleyan’s
Latoshia Lawrence earned GLVC Freshman of the Year honors.
became the school’s all-time leading scorer and single-season
scoring leader during the year, helped the Flyers to the GLVC East
Division crown. She leads the league in scoring and is ranked third
in the GLVC in rebounding this season. Schmidt averages 22.5 points
and 7.4 rebounds per game, and she is shooting 52.5 percent from
teammate and last season’s GLVC Player of the Year Mary Moskal
on the All-GLVC first team. That duo helped the Flyers to a school-record
17-2 GLVC slate and a 23-4 overall mark.
The other two
selections on the All-GLVC first team are Drury’s Molly Carter
and Southern Illinois at Edwardsville’s Amber Shelton.
NKU begins play
at the GLVC Tournament at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Friday against Missouri-Rolla.
The GLVC Tournament will be held in Roberts Stadium at Evansville,
Ind. NKU is the No. 2 seed from the GLVC East Division, while Missouri-Rolla
claimed the No. 3 seed from the GLVC West.
Brannen set school records for blocks in a game (12) and single-season
rejections (67) en route to All-GLVC accolades from the coaches.
NKU enters the
eight-team GLVC Tournament with a 20-6 overall record, while Missouri-Rolla
is 17-10 and enters the postseason with a great deal of momentum
after posting road wins at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville and
The Norse are
the defending GLVC Tournament champions.
winner will advance to Saturday’s semifinals at 8:30 p.m.
(CST) against the Drury/Kentucky Wesleyan survivor. The GLVC championship
game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (CST) Sunday.
The winner of
the GLVC Tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division
II Tournament. The 64-team NCAA Division II Tournament field will
be announced March 4.
NKU owns a 15-6
all-time record in the GLVC Tournament, and the Norse have won three
GLVC Tournament championships (1999, 2000 and ‘06). NKU is
14-5 all-time at Roberts Stadium during GLVC Tournament play.
NKU is currently
ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll.
LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE
Molly Carter, Jr., Drury - G
Mary Moskal, Sr., Lewis - G
Amber Shelton, Jr., SIU Edwardsville - F
Darcee Schmidt, Sr., Lewis – F
Brittany Winner, Sr., Northern Kentucky - F
Angela Smith, Jr., Bellarmine - G
Whitney Sykes, Jr. SIU Edwardsville - G
LaTasha Henry, Jr., Kentucky Wesleyan - F
Amanda Norris, Sr., Indianapolis - F
Angela Healy, Jr., Northern Kentucky - C
Katie Thiesenhusen, Sr., Southern Indiana - G
Nicole Dierking, Sr., Missouri-Rolla - G
Jessica Keller, So., Quincy - G
Laura McClintic, Jr., Kentucky Wesleyan - G
Ashley Ferguson, Sr., UW-Parkside - G
Brittney Diener, Sr., Lewis - G
Becky Flippin, Jr., Drury - G
Tamara McCaskill, So., Missouri-Rolla - F
Dana Beaven, So., Bellarmine - F
Cassie Brannen, So., Northern Kentucky - F
OF THE YEAR
Darcee Schmidt, Sr., Lewis
OF THE YEAR
Latoshia Lawrence, Kentucky Wesleyan
MALLENDER COACH OF THE YEAR
Lynn Plett, Lewis