Theriot Named to Wade Watch List
Nebraska junior Rachel Theriot had her name added to another women's basketball national player-of-the-year watch list on Tuesday, when she was included among 25 players on the Wade Watch list.
The Wade Trophy is the official national player-of-the-year award of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and is in its 38th season of honoring the country's top player. In 1993, Nebraska All-American Karen Jennings won the trophy that is named for Lily Margaret Wade and is voted on by the membership of the WBCA.
Theriot, a 6-0 point guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, was one of 30 players named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 on Monday. She was ranked as the No. 13 player in the nation by ESPN heading into this season and was a preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection. She has the Huskers off to a 4-0 start and ranked No. 15 nationally by the Associated Press heading into this Friday's game at UCLA.
Theriot is averaging 17.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals as a junior for the Huskers. Last season, she proved herself as one of the nation's top young players, earning honorable-mention All-America accolades from the AP after claiming a first-team All-Big Ten award.
In 2013-14, Theriot averaged 14.1 points and 7.1 assists per game while leading the Big Ten with a 2.7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Her 234 assists were a school record. She guided the Huskers to their first-ever conference tournament title as the Big Ten Tournament MVP, averaging 18.7 points and a tournament-record 10.0 assists per game.
Regarded as "The Heisman of Women's Basketball," The Wade Trophy is presented annually to the WBCA NCAA Division I Player of the Year by SHAPE America - the Society of Health and Physical Educators and the WBCA.
The 25-member list is made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade according to the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
Petteway Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List
University of Nebraska guard Terran Petteway was honored this week, as he was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List. The Oscar Roberson Trophy is presented to the national player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
This season, Petteway is third in the Big Ten in scoring at 21.0 points per game, along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game entering tonight's game against Omaha. In addition to scoring average, he is among the Big Ten leaders in 3-pointers per game (3.3 per game, third) and blocked shots (fourth). He has had a pair of 20-point games in the Huskers' first three contests, including a 25-point effort against Northern Kentucky.
In his first season at Nebraska, Petteway led the Big Ten in scoring at 18.1 points per game while adding 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, while starting all 32 contests. Not only did he lead the Huskers in scoring, but Petteway was also second on the team in rebounds and third in assists in helping Nebraska to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 16 years.
Petteway is one of five Big Ten players on the initial 24-player watch list. The award will be presented at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards gala at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on April 14, 2015.
UNK's McCauley MIAA Wrestler of the Week
MIAA Wrestler of the Week
Destin McCauley, Nebraska-Kearney
Named Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Elite Division at UNK's Holiday Inn Open. To earn that honor, went 4-0 to win the 149 lbs. class, upsetting 7th-ranked Spencer Rutherford of UCO, 9-2, in the finals. Also beat individuals from Air Force, Nebraska and Augustana. The sophomore 149-pounder is a native of North Sioux City, S.D. where he competed at Apple Valley High School prior to spending one semester at Nebraska.
UNK's McGowan Named All-Region
Eight student athletes have earned All-AVCA Central Region honors released today.
Central Oklahoma's Barbara Jackson joins Central Missouri's Annie Reilly, Haley Thompson and Carly Sojka on the first team. Also earning first team honors is Missouri Western's Erica Rottinghaus and Washburn's Sarah Vicory.
Earning honorable mention honors are Washburn's Marissa Cox and Nebraska-Kearney's Liz McGowan.
First Name Last Name School Position Year
Riley Hanson Concordia University, St. Paul MB So.
Ashley Hinsch*** University of Minnesota Duluth S Jr.
Barbara Jackson University of Central Oklahoma OH Jr.
Emma Lange Concordia University, St. Paul RS So.
Julie Rainey** University of Minnesota Duluth L Sr.
Annie Reilly** University of Central Missouri L Jr.
Erica Rottinghaus Missouri Western State University OH Sr.
Mariah Scharf University of Minnesota Duluth OH Jr.
Carly Sojka University of Central Missouri OH Jr.
Abbey Thissen Southwest Minnesota State RS Jr.
Haley Thompson University of Central Missouri MB So.
Monica Turner** University of Minnesota Duluth MB Jr.
Sarah Vicory Washburn University MB So.
Kasey Williams Concordia University, St. Paul S Jr.
Region Freshman of the Year: Danielle Rampart, Winona St., OH
First Name Last Name School Position Year
Marissa Cox Washburn University RS Sr.
Alyssa Frauendorfer Wayne State College (NE) MB So.
Sydnie Mauch University of Minnesota Duluth MB So.
Liz McGowan University of Nebraska Kearney L Sr.
Anna Schlaak Concordia University, St. Paul OH Jr.
Maddy Siroin University of Minnesota Duluth RS Sr.
Nebraska-Kearney track & field team members Kevin Carder, Dillon Schrodt and Jackie Ziemke have been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 7 teams, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
To be eligible for this squad, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 cumulative GPA, be a starter or key reserve and been at his/her current school for one academic year. Finally, sports information directors (SID's) vote on the makeup of the Academic All-American and All-District teams.
District 7 includes schools from the MIAA, NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) and GAC (Great American Conference).
This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Carder maintains a 3.99 GPA as Political Science major. Currently running across Europe, the Albion native was the Lopers team MVP in cross country in each of the past two years while being an NCAA provisional qualifier at 10,000 meters this spring.
In the ring, Ziemke (Waco) earned All-American honors in the shot this past March thanks to a third place finish. Also qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she has a 3.93 GPA in Business Administration.
A junior from Lincoln North Star, Schrodt was an All-American in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor meet with a third place finish. At last week's NCAA Outdoor meet, he placed ninth in the decathlon and also was a qualifier in the 110 hurdles. He maintains a 3.86 GPA in Math (grades 7-12).