Wiebe named KCAC "Player of the Year"; Kruse KCAC "Coach of the Year"
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference released their All-KCAC Women's Basketball selections Monday night following the 2009-10 championship game at the Gleason Center on the Sterling College campus.
Sterling College's Cathryn Wiebe, Megan Patrick and Britany Gasper were named to the All-KCAC First Team. Junior, Erica Herman, was named to the Honorable Mention list. Wiebe received the highest honor of the night when she was named the KCAC "Player of the Year". Gasper was also named to the All-Defensive Team.
Wiebe, a 6'1" sophomore from Whitewater, Kan., was named a Unanimous First Team All-Conference and the KCAC "Player of Year" by the KCAC. This season she is averaging 17.23 ppg., 7.73 rpg and 2.8 steals a game for the Lady Warriors. She has recorded twenty double-doubles on the season.
Gasper, the 5'10" junior post player from Tipton, Kan., was named to the KCAC First Team. Gasper is third on the team in scoring with 10.97 ppg. and gets 5.4 rebounds per contest. She is shooting 46% from the field on the season. Gasper was also named to the All-KCAC Defensive team
Patrick, a 5'10" sophomore guard/forward from Hutchinson, Kan., was also named to the All-KCAC 1st Team. Patrick is leading the Lady Warriors in scoring with 17.53 ppg. and is shooting 41% from behind the three point line. Megan is third on the team in rebounding bringing down 5.10 rebounds per game.
Herman, a 5'5" junior guard from Rose Hill, Kan., was named to the KCAC Honorable Mention All-KCAC Team. Herman is averaging 8.35 points per game and 2,28 assists a game. She also is averaging just under two steals per contest.
Head Coach Lonnie Kruse was named the KCAC "Coach of the Year" for the tenth time in his career after leading the Warriors to the KCAC Title after losing six seniors, off last year's sweet sixteen team.
Sterling, winning its 11th KCAC regular season title with a 17-1 KCAC record and the KCAC Tournament Title will be representing the KCAC in next week's NAIA Division II Women's National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 10-16, 2010. Kansas Wesleyan University will also be representing the KCAC. The brackets for the upcoming tournament are expected to be announced Wednesday, March 3, by the NAIA.