March 6, 2002
COTTRELL NAMED GLVCS BEST
NKU senior earns third straight Player of the Year honor
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky Universitys Michelle Cottrell has been named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year for the third straight season by the league coaches.
Cottrell, a senior forward and a graduate of Boone County High School, led NKU to the GLVC regular-season championship and its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. She averages 19.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game entering Thursday nights first round of the NCAA II Tournament against Northern Michigan University.
Cottrell also earned the honor as a sophomore and junior, and she is the first player in GLVC history to earn GLVC Player of the Year accolades three times.
Cottrell enters the NCAA Tournament as NKUs all-time leading scorer with 2,148 career points.
NKU junior guard Bridget Flanagan earned second team All-GLVC honors. Flanagan, a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, averages 12.9 ppg and has made 72 three-point shots this season. The Norses Amy Mobley (Harrison High School) and Suzie Smith (Boone County High School) both earned honorable mention by the coaches.
Michelle Cottrell, Northern Kentucky
Jessica Stuckman, Southern Indiana
Nickie Randall, Bellarmine
Jill Unnerstall, Quincy
Jasmine Moore, Southern Indiana
Bridget Flanagan, Northern Kentucky
Ruth Kipping, SIU-Edwardsville
Lynne Johnson, Bellarmine
Heather Allen, Saint Joseph's
Shanta Bowens, Bellarmine
Kristen Lowry, Indianapolis
Player of the Year - Michelle Cottrell, Northern Kentucky
Coach of the Year - Larry Just, Quincy
Freshman of the Year - Sammy Kromm, Wisconsin-Parkside