Senior guard Angie Peterson became the first women’s basketball player at Gustavus to be named to the Kodak/WBCA All-America team on Friday. Peterson, the second leading scorer in school history (1,333 pts.), was honorable mention All-America last year.
Peterson, a Northfield, Minnesota native, is a three-time all-conference selection (2002, 2003, 2004). She led the team in scoring in each of the past three seasons and finished second on the Gustavus all-time scoring list with 1,333 points. Angie scored in double figures in 26-of-27 games this year on her way to averaging 17.5 points per game. By scoring 472 points this year, she broke her own record of 458 that she set last season. Peterson also reached the 1,000-point plateau in the December 30 game against Whitworth. Angie set the school record for three point baskets made with 176 and finished second in school history for steals with 200. She was also named to the MIAC All-Defensive team twice (2003, 2004).
Peterson helped the Gusties compile a record of 66-17 overall during her three-year career. The Gusties had a conference record of 56-10 during that same time with one conference title. The program also picked up its first ever win in NCAA Tournament play in 2003.
Peterson is the lone MIAC player selected to the Kodak/WBCA All-America team. The team was announced at the Division III Championship team banquet on Thursday, March 18, 2004, in Norfolk, Va., by WBCA CEO, Beth Bass and WBCA President, Wendy Larry.
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as an amateur sport for women and girls. For additional information about the WBCA, please visit its Web site at WBCA.org