Miller, Rice Named All-West Region

Posted on March 13th, 2018 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – released its 2018 Women’s All-Region Teams on Tuesday morning and Gustavus student-athletes Mikayla Miller (Sr., Goodhue, Minn.) and Miranda Rice (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) received recognition. Miller was named to the five-player All-West Region Second Team for the second consecutive year, while Rice was named to the six-player Third Team.

Both Miller and Rice have littered their names throughout the Gustavus record book after guiding the Gusties to a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance for the first time in program history. Miller became the Gustavus all-time points leader in an upset win at UW-Whitewater and finished her decorated career with 1812 points. She’s also the program record holder in field goals made (636) and steals (310). Miller ranks second in school history in assists (383), three-pointers (204), free throws (336), and games played (110). In her senior season, the Goodhue native averaged 16.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Miller also made a career-high 65 treys and collected 74 steals.

No other Gustavus women’s basketball player has played more career games than Rice as she holds the record with 112 games. Rice ranks fourth in career points with 1416 and third in field goals made at 571. She also ranks fifth in free throws (267) and ninth in rebounds (619). Rice is one of two players in program history to record at least 1400 points and 600 rebounds. In her senior season, the Forest Lake native led the team with 17.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. She shot 53.9 percent from the field, while totaling 57 assists and 46 steals. Her 526 points are the second most in a single season in program history.

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. There were more than 680 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region. It’s the 17th season has named All-Region teams. As All-Region honorees, both Miller and Rice are eligible for All-America selection, which will be announced next week.


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