D3hoops.com has named a trio of Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) student-athletes to its All-Central Region women's basketball teams released Monday.
Wisconsin Lutheran College senior forward Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis.) received First Team recognition for the second consecutive year while leading the Warriors to a 27-2 mark, a sweep of this year's NACC titles and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Championship. It was Dowden's fourth all-region honor overall. In addtion to being named the 2018 Central Region Player of the Year, she also earned Second Team honors in 2016 and Third Team in 2017.
Aurora University sophomore guard Julie Galauner (Genoa, Ill.) was named to the Second Team, while Benedictine University freshman forward Alex Fanning (Elmwood Park, Ill.) was a Third Team pick. Fanning was also named the Central Region Rookie of the Year.
Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.
Player of the Year: Hannah Frazier, Wheaton (Ill.)
Coach of the Year: Randi Henderson, Washington U.
Rookie of the Year: Alex Fanning, Benedictine
|G||Hallee Hoeppner||UW-Eau Claire||Jr.||Winona, Minn.|
|G||Alex Martin||Spalding||Sr.||Louisville, Ky.|
|F||Jen Dowden||Wisconsin Lutheran||Sr.||Bonduel, Wis.|
|F||Madeline Homoly||Washington U.||Sr.||Kansas City, Mo.|
|F||Hannah Frazier||Wheaton (Ill.)||Jr.||Batavia, Ill.|
|G||Bailey Diersen||UW-Stout||Sr.||Greenville, Wis.|
|G||Julie Galauner||Aurora||So.||Genoa, Ill.|
|G||Shelby Kline||Beloit||Sr.||Rockton, Ill.|
|F||Taylor Lake||Chicago||Jr.||Mars, Pa.|
|F||Olariche Obi||Chicago||Sr.||Murfreesboro, Tenn.|
|G||Kendahl Adams||Westminster (Mo.)||Sr.||Columbia, Mo.|
|G||Kyncaide Diedrich||UW-Stout||Sr.||Athens, Wis.|
|F||Alex Fanning||Benedictine||Fr.||Elmwood Park, Ill.|
|F||Maddie Merritt||Illinois Wesleyan||Sr.||Bloomington, Ill.|
|F||Isabella Samuels||UW-Oshkosh||Sr.||Green Bay, Wis.|