NACC Trio Named to All-Central Region Women's Teams; BenU's Fanning Top Rookie

NACC Trio Named to All-Central Region Women's Teams; BenU's Fanning Top Rookie has named a trio of Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) student-athletes to its All-Central Region women's basketball teams released Monday.

2019 Women's All-Central Region Team

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

First Team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
Hallee Hoeppner  UW-Eau Claire  Jr.  Winona, Minn. 
Alex Martin  Spalding  Sr.  Louisville, Ky. 
Jen Dowden  Wisconsin Lutheran  Sr.  Bonduel, Wis. 
Madeline Homoly  Washington U.  Sr.  Kansas City, Mo. 
Hannah Frazier  Wheaton (Ill.)  Jr.  Batavia, Ill. 
Second Team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
Bailey Diersen  UW-Stout  Sr.  Greenville, Wis. 
Julie Galauner  Aurora  So.  Genoa, Ill. 
Shelby Kline  Beloit Sr.  Rockton, Ill. 
Taylor Lake  Chicago  Jr.  Mars, Pa. 
Olariche Obi  Chicago  Sr.  Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
Third Team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
Kendahl Adams  Westminster (Mo.)  Sr.  Columbia, Mo. 
Kyncaide Diedrich  UW-Stout  Sr.  Athens, Wis. 
Alex Fanning  Benedictine  Fr.  Elmwood Park, Ill.
Maddie Merritt  Illinois Wesleyan  Sr.  Bloomington, Ill. 
Isabella Samuels  UW-Oshkosh  Sr.  Green Bay, Wis.