Michelle Stueve Named All-American
EMPORIA, KAN. (March 21, 2007) - Emporia State's Michelle Stueve has
become the first Lady Hornet to earn Kodak/WBCA All-American honors two
years in a row. The Olpe, Kan. native is one of four juniors on the team
and is one of only two repeat selections.
Stueve led the MIAA in scoring and rebounding this year with 18.2
points and 9.3 rebounds per game. She was a four-time MIAA Player of
the Week and was a unanimous All-MIAA pick for the second straight year.
She scored a season high 33 points in ESU's first round NCAA Tournament
game against Texas A&M-Commerce. With her senior season remaining,
Stueve is already the Lady Hornets fourth leading scorer with 1,729
points and is seventh in rebounding with 771 boards. She became the ESU
career leader in made three pointers earlier this year and now has 199
made three point goals in her career.
In the classroom she is a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-District performer, has been named Academic All-MIAA and is a member
of the MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
*There are many great student-athletes in the game of women*s
basketball, but few that possess the qualities to help their program
excel athletically,* said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. *This year*s
Kodak/WBCA NCAA Division II All-America Team represents the best of
women*s basketball and we are delighted to present each of these
student-athletes with this honor.*
This year*s team marks the 25th year of the Division II Kodak/WBCA
All-America Basketball Team, which began in 1983. Selection committees
in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions select ten of the top
women*s basketball players in the nation to be honored.
"For the past 32 years, Kodak has partnered with the WBCA to celebrate
the best in women's college basketball. Kodak is in the business of
helping people capture and share memories. It is gratifying for us to
help honor these student-athletes whose highlights have thrilled us for
so many years," said Carl Gustin, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice
President at Kodak." We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of
these young women and the positive recognition they bring to their
schools, their communities and the game."
Stueve is joined on the Kodak All-American Team by Missouri Western's
Inga Buzoka, making the MIAA the only conference with two Kodak
Ubelaker, Stiger Earn All-American Honorable Mention
KEARNEY, Neb. - Washburn Lady Blues senior Brooke Ubelaker and junior Corkey Stiger were named honorable mention All-America on the Kodak/WBCA team which was announced at a banquet before the start of the 2007 NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Lady Blues finished the season with a 29-4 and their third straight Sweet 16 appearance and fourth regional final in the last five seasons.
Ubelaker led the Lady Blues with 15.4 points per game while leading the MIAA in 3-pointers with 92 breaking her own school record of 71 set as a junior. She finished her career with 1,848 points, which is third on the Washburn all-time chart and her 739 career rebounds are fifth all-time. She started every game in her Lady Blues career - more games than any other Lady Blue in school or MIAAA history with 134 career starts. She holds three school career records. Ubelaker was named to the first team Daktronics All-Region team which was announced earlier this season.
Stiger, in her first season at Washburn, was second on the team in scoring with a 13.4 points per game average. She led the Lady Blues in steals with 69, including a school-record eight against Truman. Stiger finished second on the team with 103 assists.