Sarah Durand

#14 Sarah Durand

HOMETOWN Warren, Minn. (Northland C&TC)

2015-16 (Senior): Played in all 27 games this year... Averaged 2.7 points in 10.3 minutes per game during her senior season... Shot 28.2 percent from the field and 28.0 percent from long range as well as recording a 85.0 shooting percentage from the free throw line going 17-20... Totaled 66 rebounds for a single game average of 2.4 and recorded 5 blocks and 6 steals on the season... Wrapped up her collegiate basketball career tying her career records in: three-pointers made (two) and attempted (four) at Northern State (Feb. 20), free throws made (four) last at Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 5), free throws attempts (four) last at Northern State (Feb. 20)... She set career highs in: rebounds recording eight at Northern State (Feb. 20) and steals (two) at St. Cloud State (Dec. 4).

2014-15 (Junior): Played in all but one of the 28 games this season... Averaged 3.7 ppg shot 29.4 percent from the field and had a 83.9 percent shot from the free throw line (4th on the team)... Scored a season high of 15 points shooting 6-15 from the field to go along with 5 blocks against mayville State (Nov 21)... She scored double figures in 3 games this year... Averaged 2.8 rebounds this year with grabbing 7 rebounds in four differnt games to give her a career high...

Northland Community and Technical College: Named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Player of the Year in 2013-14 after guiding Northland to a 27-1 record and the program’s first NJCAA DIII National Championship… Ranked first on the team and sixth in NJCAA DIII in scoring with 23.5 points per game to earn NJCAA Division III First-Team All-American honors… Named all-region, all-conference, Northern Division First Team and was a five-time Northern Division player of the week… Pulled down a team-best 9.9 rebounds per game… Finished fourth in DIII in field goals made with 248, while her 50.9 percentage was 20th… Shot 81.3 percent from the free throw line… As a sophomore, scored double-figures in 27 games and totaled 20-plus points on 21 occasions… Scored 30 or more points four times, which included a 40-point performance against NJCAA Division I Bismarck State College (Jan. 4)… Also added 11 boards against Bismarck State, which was one of 14 double-doubles on the season… Posted 14 points and 14 rebounds in the national championship game in which the Pioneers downed Rock Valley College (Ill.), the defending champion and No. 1 seed in the tournament and was named the 2014 NJCAA DIII National Tournament MVP… Corralled a season-high 19 rebounds at Vermillion Community College (Jan. 24)… In two seasons at Northland, Durand totaled 1,131 points and 516 rebounds… In the classroom, earned all-academic freshman year and named to the dean’s list as a sophomore.

Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School: A four-year letterwinner for the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School girl’s basketball team… Honored as a 2011-12 All-State Honorable Mention selection from Minnesota AP, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association… Averaged 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a senior to help the Ponies to their first appearance in the Minnesota Class A State Tournament… Earned All-North Border Conference honors as a senior… Compiled 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a junior… Shot 50 percent from the field… Eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau as a prep… Also lettered in track and field (four years) and volleyball (three years).

Personal: Born June 30, 1994…Daughter of David and Michelle Durand…Elementary education major at Bemidji State with a minor in coaching…Father, David, played football at Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

Season Highs
Points: 12 vs Crown (11/14/15)
FG made: 4, 2x last vs St. Cloud State (1/10/16)
FG attempts: 7, 2x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
3Pt FG made: 2, 2x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
3Pt FG attempts: 4 at Northern State (2/20/16)
FT made: 4, 2x last at Minnesota Duluth (12/5/15)
FT attempts: 4, 3x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
Rebounds: 8 at Northern State (2/20/16)
Assists: 2 at Moorhead (2/19/16)
Steals: 2 at St. Cloud State (12/4/15)
Blocked Shots: 2 vs St. Cloud State (1/10/16)
Minutes: 20 at Northern State (2/20/16)

Career Highs:
Points: 15 vs Mayville State (11/21/14)
FG made: 6, 2x last at MSU Moorhead (1/24/15)
FG attempts: 15 vs Mayville State (11/21/14)
3Pt FG made: 2, 3x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
3Pt FG attempts: 4, 2x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
FT made: 4, 4x last at Minnesota Duluth (12/5/15)
FT attempts: 4, 6x last at Northern State (2/20/16)
Rebounds: 8 at Northern State (2/20/16)
Assists: 2, 2x last at Winona State (1/30/15)
Steals: 2 at St. Cloud State (12/4/15)
Blocked Shots: 5 vs Mayville State (11/21/14)
Minutes: 25 at MSU Moorhead (1/24/15)