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D3hoops.com All-Region Awards
Pearson Named to D3hoops.com
West Region First Team!
For Pearson it is the second straight season that she has garnered All-Region honors from D3hoops.com. Last season she was named to the All-West Region Second Team. The award continues the string of postseason accolades for Pearson. Two weeks earlier she was named the MIAC Most Valuable Player for the second straight season. She is the first player in program history to be named the conference MVP in back-to-back seasons.
Pearson was also named to the MIAC All-Conference Team for the third straight season. On top of her MVP and All-Conference honors, she also earned All-Defensive Team honors for the second time in her career. Her other all-defensive award came in her freshman season.
In 2004-04, Pearson finished third in the league in scoring with a 17.5 points per game average. She led the league in assists (7.40 apg) and steals (3.10 spg). Unbelievably, she led the league in assists in all four of her seasons of competition. Pearson also finished third in free throw percentage (81.5) and third in assist/turnover ratio (1.45).
Nationally, she finished second in assists per game.
Pearson finished her career
with 1,346 points and 640 assists. She is the first player in the history
of either basketball program at Concordia to break the 1,000-point barrier
and the 500-assist marker. She is fifth on the all-time scoring list and
third in assists. Her
Pearson is one of three MIAC players on the All-West Region First Team. Three-time MIAC All-Conference performer Megan Vig from Carleton and Anna Heikenen from St. Ben's join Pearson on the first team. Two other players from the conference earned all-region honors. St. Mary's Jamie Rattunde earned second-team honors and St. Benedict post Kim Johnson was named to the third team.
D3hoops.com has sponsored an All-American team for four seasons, selecting all-region teams in the eight different NCAA regions. Players were nominated for these awards by the sports information directors at the various schools. A record 606 players were nominated nationwide.
The ballot was then made
available to SIDs, who voted for 10 players in their region. SIDs voted
for six frontcourt players and four backcourt players, to insure balance.
Regions that have fewer than 40 Division III teams have two teams, while
all other regions have three teams.
Women's All-West Region
There was a tie for the final frontcourt spot.
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