BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball was represented by two underclassmen as the 2019-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Conference Teams were released Thursday. Sophomore Trinity Myer earned a selection to the All-NSIC Second Team while Rachael Heittola was selected to the All-Freshmen Team.
Myer, a guard from Hayward, Wis., led BSU with 13.6 points, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game through the 2019-20 season. She ranked third in the NSIC in assists, sixth in steals and 11th in scoring per game. Myer recorded six games with at least 20 points and led the team in scoring during 12 games. She shot 44.2 percent from the field and averaged 4.9 rebounds per game through her sophomore campaign.
Heittola, a center from Belleville, Wis., is the second freshman under head coach Chelsea DeVille named to the NSIC All-Freshmen Team since 2015-16. She leads the Beavers with 154 rebounds and ranks second with 10.9 points per game this season. Her per-game scoring and rebounding rank second among all members of the all-freshman team.
Heittola has recorded three double-doubles and earned NSIC North Division Player of the Week one time during her first season with the program. She recorded back-to-back double-doubles to finish the regular season, including career-highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds against the University of Minnesota Duluth. Heittola’s 32 points versus UMD is the most for a Beaver in a single game since December 2013.
Joining Heittola on the NSIC All-Freshmen team is center Aislinn Duffy from Augustana University, guard Lauren Sees from Augustana, guard Joey Batt from Minnesota State University, Mankato and guard Jessica Musgrave from Upper Iowa University.
Minnesota Duluth sophomore forward Brooke Olson took home NSIC Player of the Year, senior guard Hana Beyer earned NSIC Defensive Player of the Year, Musgrave was selected as the NSIC Freshman of the Year and UMD head coach Mandy Pearson was named NSIC Coach of the Year.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)