Bri Radtke Named MIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Mathiowetz and Geske Also Earn All-Conference Honors

Posted on March 10th, 2010 by

Bri Radtke becomes the second Gustavus women's basketball player to be named the MIAC Player of the Year

Gustavus Adolphus women’s basketball players Bri Radtke (Sr., point guard, Winsted, Minn./Lester Prairie), Molly Geske (So., shooting guard, Mendota Heights, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall), and Molly Mathiowetz (Jr., post, Sleepy Eye, Minn./St. Mary’s) have been named All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by a vote of the league’s coaches with Radtke being named the league’s Player of the Year. Mathiowetz was also named to the All-MIAC Defensive Team and Abby Rothenbuehler (Fy., post, North Mankato, Minn./West) was named to the All-Rookie Team. Julia Schultz (Sr., forward, Marshall, Minn.) was Gustavus’ representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Radtke, a two-time All-Conference honoree,  led the Gusties to a share of the MIAC Regular Season title with an 18-4 record. She tied for the MIAC lead with 4.41 assists per game and was fifth in the conference in assist/turnover ratio at 1.76. Radtke also ranked 18th in the league in scoring with an average of 11.0 points per game, ninth in field goal percentage at 47.3 percent (87-184) and 11th in free throw percentage at 80.9 percent (55-68). A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, Radtke played in 108 consecutive games tying the school record for career games played.  She also finished near the top of several other career statistical categories including second in assists with 372, 10th in steals with 164, 11th in three-point field goals with 49, 13th in free throws mae with 183, an 16th in rebounds with 415.  In addition to her strong performance on the court, Radtke is also a standout in the classroom where she is a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree and a 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Geske, a member of the All-Rookie team last year, makes her first appearance on the All-Conference squad this season.  She led the team in scoring at 14.7 points per game, field goals made with 132, and three-point field goals made with 33.  At the conference level, Geske led the league in three-point field goal percentage at 43.8 percent (28-64), while also finishing eighth in scoring (14.4 ppg), fourth in free throw percentage (86.2 percent), and 11th in steals (1.77 spg).  Her 382 points scored this season ranks as the 13th highest single season total in the program’s history.

Mathiowetz, who is also making her first appearance on the All-Conference Team, led the team in field goal percentage (49.3 percent), rebounds (127), and steals (66) and was the second leading scorer at 12.3 points per game. In MIAC play, Mathiowetz finished second in the league in steals with 59, fourth in field goal percentage at 51.1 percent, eighth in offensive rebounds with 47, ninth in block shots with 17, and 12th in scoring at 12.7 points per game.  Mathiowetz was also named to the All-Defensive Team.

Rothenbuehler, a 6-2 post, worked her way in to the playing rotation early in the season and made a significant contribution to the Gusties’ title run.  She played in all 26 games averaging 13.7 minutes per game.  Rothenbuehler averaged 4.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.  She also blocked 19 shots, which ranked her seventh in the MIAC in blocks per game at 0.86.  This is the third consecutive year that Gustavus has had at least one player named to the All-Rookie team following Molly Mathiowetz in 2008, and Molly Geske in 2009.

Schultz becomes the first student athlete in the MIAC to be named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for three consecutive years.  Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

Molly Geske

Molly Mathiowetz

Abby Rothenbuehler

Julia Schultz

MIAC Release

 

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