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MIAA Announces 2010-11 All-Conference Women's Basketball Team

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northwest Missouri guard Gabby Curtis was selected as MIAA Player of the Year, and NWMSU head coach Gene Steinmeyer was chosen as MIAA Coach of the Year to headline the 2010-11 all-conference women's basketball team released Tuesday by the league office. The selections were made by the league's 12 head coaches, and coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Curtis was named player of the year after leading Northwest to its first MIAA Championship since 1983-84 and first-ever outright title. The senior from Ganado, Ariz., finished second in the MIAA in scoring with 18.2 points per game and ranked second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage at .394. Curtis was also one of two unanimous All-MIAA First Team selections along with Emporia State senior center Alli Volkens.

Steinmeyer earned his second coach of the year honor (2002-03) after leading Northwest to its first-ever outright MIAA regular season championship. He guided the Bearcats to a perfect 14-0 record at home and victories in 18 of their final 20 regular season games to claim the title.

Northwest Missouri senior post Kyla Roehrig was selected as the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year. The Papillion, Neb., native ranked second in the conference in blocked shots with 2.8 per game and was second in the league in defensive rebounds with 6.7 per contest. Roehrig was also named All-MIAA First Team after finishing second in the conference in field goal percentage at .514. She was named to the MIAA All-Defensive Team as well.

Emporia State forward Kelsey Balcom is the MIAA Freshman of the Year after 11.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Hornets. The Olathe, Kan., product started 22 of 26 games for ESU this season.

Northwest Missouri and Pittsburg State led the league with four All-MIAA selections, followed by Central Missouri and Truman with three apiece, Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Missouri Southern, Missouri Western, Southwest Baptist and Washburn with two each and Lincoln and Nebraska-Omaha with one apiece.

The 2011 MIAA Basketball Championships begin Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Kansas City, with the women taking the floor on Friday. Women's award winners and All-MIAA First Team selections will be recognized prior to the 6 p.m. game Friday evening.

 

2010-11 ALL-MIAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Gabby Curtis, Sr., G, Northwest Missouri  

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Kyla Roehrig, Sr., P, Northwest Missouri

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsey Balcom, F, Emporia State

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • Gene Steinmeyer, Northwest Missouri

 

FIRST TEAM

  • Gabby Curtis, G, Sr., Northwest Missouri**
  • Alli Volkens, C, Sr., Emporia State**
  • Jasmine Lovejoy, G, Sr., Missouri Southern
  • Stevi Schultz, G, Jr., Washburn
  • Kyla Roehrig, P, Sr., Northwest Missouri

 

**Unanimous Selection

 

SECOND TEAM

  • Cassie Lombardino, C, Jr., Washburn
  • Jessica Koch, F, Jr., Missouri Western
  • Abby Henry, G, Jr., Northwest Missouri
  • Kara Fleming, G, Sr., Central Missouri
  • Vivian Essuon, C, Jr., Lincoln

 

THIRD TEAM

  • Gentry Dietz, F, Sr., Northwest Missouri
  • Kylee Baldetti, F, Sr., Pittsburg State
  • Rachel Luteyn, C, Sr., Missouri Western
  • Breanna Daniels, G, Jr., Truman
  • Erin Rice, F, So., Missouri Southern

 

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Becca Roberts, C, Sr., Central Missouri
  • Nicole Caddell, F, Jr., Central Missouri
  • Kelsey Balcom, F, Fr., Emporia State
  • Crista Bechard, G, Jr., Fort Hays State
  • Traci Keyser, F, So., Fort Hays State
  • Heather Pohl, F, Jr., Nebraska-Omaha
  • Drew Roberts, G, So., Pittsburg State
  • Laura Glenn, F, Sr., Pittsburg State
  • Courtney Tate, G, Jr., Pittsburg State
  • Ashleigh Gallio, G, Sr., Southwest Baptist
  • LaKendra Smith, F, Jr., Southwest Baptist
  • Amy Galey, G, Sr., Truman
  • Jennifer Conway, F, So., Truman

 

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

  • Kyla Roehrig, P, Sr., Northwest Missouri
  • Alli Volkens, C, Sr., Emporia State
  • Courtney Tate, G, Jr., Pittsburg State
  • Kaniesha Pettaway, G, Sr., Fort Hays State
  • Jasmine Lovejoy, G, Sr., Missouri Southern
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