Beaver women's basketball hands out 2014-15 team awards
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Beaver women's basketball hands out 2014-15 team awards

BEMIDJI, Minn.Dakotah Winans, Sierra Senske, Emily Reichert, Aimee Pelzer and Erica Trabing all earned 2014-15 women’s basketball team honors Tuesday night at the team’s year-end banquet. 

Winans earned the hardest worker award after playing in a total of 12 games during her sophomore season. She posted her best game of the season against Northland College (Nov. 18), scoring a season-high six points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field while adding five rebounds in twelve minutes of action.

Senske was named the teams most improved as she appeared in all 28 games last season, including 22 NSIC games during her rookie season. She led the Beavers’ scoring efforts for most of the season with a conference average of 15.3 points per game. In her 28 games played, Senske averaged 5.8 rebounds to go with 22 blocks, 14 assists and three steals.

She tied her career-high of 11 rebounds three times this season while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 74.9 percent from the charity stripe. In her 22 conference games, Senske's 15.3 points per game was tenth best in the league. At the conclusion of the season, Senske was named as the NSIC Freshman of the Year and to the All-NSIC freshmen team.

Reichert earned honors as the defensive most valuable player, appearing in 20 games this season. In the first game of the season she totaled six points, shooting 3-of-7 from the field and collected a season-high eight rebounds against Fort Hayes State (Nov. 14). Reichert ended the season recording 18 points, 23 assists, 27 rebounds and nine steals.

Sophomore Aimee Pelzer was the squad’s offensive most valuable player after playing in all 28 games with 25 starts. Pelzer averaged 10.8 points per game, shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. She scored 10+ points 19 different times with a season-high 20 points to go along with six assists and two steals in a game against University of Mary (Jan. 3). For the season, she totaled 136 rebounds and led the squad with 2.8 assists per game.

Earning the Bemidji State Pride Award that showed leadership and dedication not only to the team but also around the University was senior Erica Trabing. Trabing was out during her senior season due to injury but rallied her team each and everyday. During her time at BSU, she was a three-year player for the Beavers, playing in 22 games during her career. Trabing was a 2013-14 Winter Academic All-NSIC Team member and a two-time team captain.

Bemidji State women’s basketball finished the 2014-15 season with a 6-22 overall record and a 3-19 mark in the NSIC after falling in the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament to Wayne State College. 

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).