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The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its women's basketball all-conference honors for the 2011-12 season. Twenty-two athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches, including ten to the First Team and twelve to the Honorable Mention Team.
Grand View senior Jennifer Jorgensen (Dayton, Iowa) is the MCC Player of the Year for the second straight year. Jorgensen again led the MCC and ranks second nationally in NAIA Division II in scoring at 23.5 points per game. She also is second in the MCC in rebounding (10.3 rebounds per game) and steals (3.2) and third in both field goal percentage (53.9%) and blocked shots (1.1). She also ranks among the national leaders in steals per game (third), rebounding (eighth) and field goal percentage (ninth).
"This is a well-deserved honor for a kid that has worked her tail off to come back from a season-ending ACL injury last season," said Grand View Head Coach Garey Smith. "Jenn spent endless hours in rehab shooting and running to prepare for this season. She is a great gamer, can score at any given time, plays great defense, and is team player. She has had no problem scoring less this season as she has a much better supporting cast. Equally impressive are Jenn's academic accomplishments. She is a phenomenal student, carries a 4.0 GPA, and was recently named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. Jenn has her priorities in life straight and will be successful at anything she chooses to do in life."
William Penn freshman Katie Golomski (Milwaukee, Wis.) was named MCC Newcomer of the Year. Golomski led the MCC in three-point shooting percentage (41.6%) and three-point field goals made per game (3.03). She ranked among the national leaders in the NAIA in both three-point makes per game (fourth nationally) and three-point percentage (seventh). She averaged 11.5 points per game, second on the team for the Lady Statesmen and 13th in the conference.
"Katie had a terrific season from beginning to end," said William Penn Head Coach Brian Spielbauer. "Even though she was just a freshman, she was our most consistent player and started every game. She is a tremendous outside shooter and we look forward to her developing as a player and leader in years to come."
Smith of Grand View was named MCC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and the first time since 2002-03. Smith led the Vikings to the MCC regular season and tournament championships and an 18-game winning streak through the conference tourney. Grand View was ranked as high as eighth nationally in NAIA Division II this season, and the Vikings will be representing the conference at the NAIA D-II National Championships in Sioux City March 7-13.
Midwest Collegiate Women's Basketball All-Conference
MCC Player of the Year: Jennifer Jorgensen - Grand View
MCC Newcomer of the Year: Katie Golomski - William Penn
MCC Coach of the Year: Garey Smith - Grand View
Caitlin Hagarty (Cedar Falls, Iowa) - AIB
Morgan Hamner (Des Moines, Iowa) - Grand View
Jennifer Jorgensen (Dayton, Iowa) - Grand View
Anna Jones (Cornell, Ill.) - Iowa Wesleyan
Emily Greiner (Spring Valley, Minn.) - Mount Mercy
Micha Mims (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Mount Mercy
Samantha Saladino (Muscatine, Iowa) - St. Ambrose
Annie Smith (Davenport, Iowa) - St. Ambrose
Dani Templin (Richland Center, Wis.) - Viterbo
Orielle Thomas (Waynesville, Mo.) - William Penn
Honorable Mention Team
Courtney Panus (Bridgeton, Mo.) - Ashford
Madison Wagner (Lancaster, Wis.) - Ashford
Brittany Collier (Oswego, Ill.) - Clarke
Anna Hahn (New Berlin, Wis.) - Clarke
Amy Vos (Newton, Iowa) - Grand View
Danielle Des Jardins (Peoria, Ill.) - Iowa Wesleyan
Ashley Kruse (Lakefield, Minn.) - Iowa Wesleyan
Amanda Frost (Denver, Iowa) - Mount Mercy
Laura Lippert (Danville, Iowa) - Mount Mercy
Brooke Anderson (Iola, Wis.) - Viterbo
Aubrey Draves (Andover, Minn.) - Waldorf
Katie Golomski (Milwaukee, Wis.) - William Penn