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Three Jacks honored by Summit League

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/03/2011 17:06:14

Kristin Rotert and Jennie Sunnarborg earned second-team honors and Jill Young received honorable mention recognition on the all-Summit League Women's Basketball Team which was announced Thursday.

A senior from Salem, Rotert moved to the second team after earning honorable mention honors the previous two seasons. Rotert averaged 14.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18 league games, posting a pair of double-doubles during the season. She also shot a team-best 47 percent from three-point range, making 39-of-83 attempts. Rotert has moved into the top 10 for career scoring at SDSU, entering this weekend's Summit League Championship in 10th place with 1,428 points.

Sunnarborg, a junior from Osseo, Minn., leads the team in scoring, turning in averages of 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game during league play, while shooting a team-best 50.2 percent from the field. Sunnarborg tallied 20 or more points in four league contests.

Young earned honorable mention accolades after leading the Jackrabbits in three-pointers made during the regular season, canning 49 of her 72 treys so far this season in league games. A junior from Mitchell, Young averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 43.8 percent (49-of-112) from behind the three-point arc and 84.4 percent (38-of-45) at the free throw line.

Oral Roberts sophomore Kevi Luper repeated as Summit League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the first team by teammate Jaci Bigham, as well as Bethany Watterworth of Oakland, Challis Pascucci of Southern Utah, North Dakota State's Abby Plucker and Stephanie Rosado of IPFW.

Joining Rotert and Sunnarborg on the second team were Jordan Pyle of Oral Roberts, Caitylyn Sears of Southern Utah and IPFW's Jordan Zuppe.

A full list of award winners can be accessed in the article at the top of the page.

Third-seeded South Dakota State, 16-13 overall and 12-6 in league play, opens the Summit League Championship with quarterfinal action Sunday afternoon against sixth-seeded North Dakota State. Tipoff is slated for 2:35 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena.

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