The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and State Farm released its 2007-08 Division III All-America Team on Friday afternoon and Gustavus senior guard Jess Vadnais received honorable mention honors after being named a WBCA/Kodak All-American last year. Katelyn Whiton of Simpson College was the only All-America selection from the West Region.
Vadnais, a Hudson, Wis. native, was one of ten finalists for the 2007-08 Josten’s Division III Player of the Year Award. A three-time All-MIAC selection and 2006-07 MIAC Player of the Year, Vadnais led the conference in scoring with an average of 19.2 points per game for the second consecutive season. She completed her career ranked in the top ten in school history in points (1st -1,788), three-pointers (1st – 210), free throws made (1st – 481), steals (1st – 223), field goals (3rd – 544), assists (4th – 306), and games played (tied-4th – 106).
Vadnais was a key part of a Gustavus team that posted an 18-10 record and participated in the NCAA Tournament.