Blue Hawks gather postseason awardsA day after winning its first Dakota Athletic Conference championship, the Dickinson State women’s basketball team walked away with several postseason awards.
By: Dustin Monke, The Dickinson Press
A day after winning its first Dakota Athletic Conference championship, the Dickinson State women’s basketball team walked away with several postseason awards.
Junior center Kia Herbel was named DAC Most Valuable Player while senior guard Ashley Emmons earned Most Valuable Senior and co-Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Herbel, a 6-foot-2 New Town native, is averaging 15.6 points and 9.6 rebounds a game while shooting 64 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free-throw line.
Herbel was named first-team all-conference while Emmons and sophomore guard Kelsey Boedeker were second-team picks. DSU coach Guy Fridley also nabbed the conference’s Coach of the Year award.
Scranton native Mackenzie Mack, a Minot State junior, was named to the third team.
On the men’s side, DSU’s Nathan Lebsock was one of five sophomore named to the all-DAC first team. He was joined by Black Hills State sophomore Luke Enos, who won the DAC’s Most Valuable Player award. DSU senior Tomaul Hawkins was named to the all-DAC third team.
Boedeker named DAC player of the week
Boedeker’s big postseason earned her the DAC’s women’s basketball player of the week honors on Monday.
She averaged 20 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals a game while helping the Blue Hawks to the DAC title.