Geske And Ruane Garner MIAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Honors

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by

Colleen Ruane (22) and Molly Geske were named MIAC All-Conference. Photo courtesy of Sport PiX

Colleen Ruane (22) and Molly Geske were named MIAC All-Conference. Photo courtesy of Sport PiX

Gustavus women’s basketball players Molly Geske (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and Colleen Ruane (Edina, Minn.) have been named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Team. Ruane was also named to the All-Defensive Team. Abby Rothenbuehler (North Mankato, Minn.) was named Honorable Mention, while Kelsey Florian (Roseville, Minn.) was voted as the Sixth Player-of-the-Year.

Molly Geske

Senior wing Molly Geske, now a three-time All-Conference performer, led the Gusties in points (373, 13.8 per game), field goals made (141-313, .450), three-point field goals made (34-95, .358), and free throw percentage (.803). The Cretin-Derham Hall product led the team in scoring 13 times this season, including a season-high 25 points against Concordia on Jan. 16. In her four seasons wearing the black and gold, the Mendota Heights, Minn. native has put together an incredible career. Geske ranks in the top six in as many Gustavus all-time statistical categories. She ranks sixth in field goals made (502-1148, .437), tied for fifth in steals (198) and fourth in games played (106), is fourth in free throws made (267-311, .859) and is third on the all-time list in three-point field goals made (139-361, .385). Perhaps most notably, Geske’s 1,410 career points (13.3 per game) ranks third all-time. Molly was also recognized on the national level as a member of the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team.

Colleen Ruane

Senior guard Colleen Ruane made the All-Conference Team for the first time in her career. Ruane was a staple on the Gusties’ defense and was recognized as a member of the All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season. The Edina, Minn. native set the program record for most steals in a season with 83. She posted five or more takeaways six times this season, including a career-high seven steals against Saint Benedict on Jan. 11. She amassed 208 steals in her career, which ranks third in program history. The Edina, Minn. native finished with career-highs in points (226, 8.4 per game), field goals made (93-202, .460), rebounds (69) and blocks (6). Ruane also became the 16th player in program history to play in 100 career games.

Abby Rothenbuehler

Junior forward Abby Rothenbuehler had an impressive season replacing two-time All-Conference performer Molly Mathiowetz at the No. 5 spot and was named Honorable Mention. Rothenbuehler finished the season as one of two Gusties to average double digits (10.0 points per game). The North Mankato, Minn. native led the team in rebounds with 211 (7.8 per game), which also topped the MIAC. Rothenbuehler posted a team-high five double-doubles this year. On Feb. 8, she tallied a career-high 23 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 showing from behind the arc. Abby finished the season with a 44.1-percent (15-34) rate from three-point range, ranking second on the team and led the squad with 25 blocks.

Kelsey Florian

Junior forward Kelsey Florian was consistently Gustavus’ best player off the bench and was honored as the MIAC’s Sixth Player-of-the-Year for her efforts. Florian’s strong suit was her ability to reach the free throw line. The Roseville, Minn. native led the team in attempts for the charity stripe, converting 89-of-112 attempts (.795). Florian averaged 19.7 minutes off the bench and finished the season with 220 points (8.5 per game), 93 rebounds (3.6 per game), 30 assists and 25 steals. Kelsey led the team in scoring four times this season and paced the squad in rebounding once. She was also named Female Student-Athlete of the Month for December.

MIAC Release

2011-12 Final Stats

 

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