Feb. 27, 2013
Storm Lake, Iowa
Buena Vista senior point guard Brooke Wehle has landed a spot on the 2013 All-Iowa Conference Women’s Basketball Team which was released by the Iowa Conference office on Wednesday. It marks the first time she’s received such accolades in her career. Junior Susan Kies (Fonda, Iowa/Newell-Fonda) was recognized with a spot on the Honorable Mention Team.
Not only is it the first time that Wehle has earned the honors, she becomes the program’s first Firs Team selection since the 2009-10 (Aubrey Hauswirth and Margo Muhlbauer (MVP)).
Wehle finished second on the team in scoring this season at 10.0 points per contest, while dishing out a team-high 85 assists. Late in the season, she became just the 13th player in school history to reach at least 200 career assists. During IIAC play, she was ninth in scoring (10.5ppg), third in assists (43) and seventh in free-throw percentage (82.5 percent). She finished as the league leader in assist/turnover ratio (2.15). The next-closest was at 1.78. She also averaged a league-high 34 minutes per contest; nearly two minutes more than the next player.
Kies, meanwhile, finished her season as the team’s overall leader in scoring at 13.4ppg. During IIAC play, she sat sixth at 11.9ppg. In addition, she ranked second in the league in three-point makes (27) and was tops in free-throw percentage at 96.9 percent (31-of-32).
The duo helped lead the Beavers to five wins in their final seven games to finish at 12-13 overall (5-9 IIAC).
Simpson College’s Kate Nielsen was named the Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player. Nicole Crisp (Simpson College) and Katie Langmeier (Loras College) were tabbed as Co-Defensive Players of the Year, while Simpson head coach Brian Niemuth landed Coach of the Year accolades.