Lee, Thompson Named MIAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its women’s basketball postseason awards Wednesday and two Gustavus student-athletes are recognized as All-Conference – seniors Justine Lee (Dawson, Minn.) and Kendall Thompson (Eden Prairie, Minn.). The All-MIAC honors are the first for both Lee and Thompson.

Lee was the second leading scorer for the Gusties this season, averaging 13.0 points per game. She shot 43.1 percent from the field and led the team from beyond the arc, making 32-of-105 three-pointers. Lee was a strong free throw shooter at 76.5 percent and averaged 3.9 rebounds per game. The Dawson native collected 64 assists and 64 steals. She finished her career having played the most games in Gustavus women’s basketball history, never missing one of the 113 games over the past four years. Lee’s 1,025 career points rank 13th in program history, her 224 assists are 11th, and her 110 made three-pointers are seventh. Lee was also named to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

An honorable mention selection last season, Thompson garners All-MIAC honors this year after leading the Gustie offense with 14.3 points per game. She started all 27 games with a team-high 33.4 minutes per game. Thompson shot 42.0 percent from the field and 73.1 percent from the charity stripe. Her 156 rebounds and average of 5.8 per game led the team as well as her 98 assists and 85 steals. The Eden Prairie native finished her career having played 112 games with 815 points. Thompson’s 472 rebounds rank 16th in program history, while her 216 assists are tied for 12th.

St. Thomas’ Hannah Spaulding was named MIAC Player of the Year. Aiza Wilson of Augsburg is the Sixth Player of the Year, Brooklyn Paulson of Saint Mary’s and K’Lynn Lewis of St. Olaf are Co-Rookies of the Year, and Ted Riverso of Augsburg is the Coach of the Year.

MIAC Release

 

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