Lewis-Clark State College
Kottwitz and Jolley Named Kodak All-America
Lewiston, ID-The Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Eastman Kodak Company released today announced the 2001 NAIA Kodak Womens All-America Basketball Team. Two Lewis-Clark State players, Brianne Jolley (Nine Mile Falls, WA) and Brianne Kottwiz (Bozeman, MT) were named to the team. Lewis-Clark State has the distinction of being the only school with more than one player on the team.
This is Kottwiz, a junior guard, second consecutive appearance on the Kodak All-America Team while Jolley, a transfer from St. Marys College in Moraga, CA. Jolley was also the Co-Player of the Year, in the Frontier Conference. Kottwitz was named the Conference Player of the Year, last year.
Divilbiss has now coached seven players to Kodak All-America honors. The list is: Julie Stringer (1991, 92, 93), Holley Wais (1994), Rosie Albert (1995, 96,97,98), Amanda Campbell (1998, 99), Charlotte Norman (2000), Kottwiz (2000, 2001), and Jolley (2001).
WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical districts
voted upon the team and Player of the Year. The
members of the 2001 NAIA Kodak Womens All-America Team are the following:
|Rachael Binneboese||510"||Forward||Northwestern College (Iowa)|
|Jessica Henson||6'||Guard/Fwd.||Union University|
|Courtney Hester||511"||Forward||North Georgia College & State Univ.|
|Brianne Jolley||6'||Guard||Lewis-Clark State College|
|Brianne Kottwitz||57"||Guard||Lewis-Clark State College|
|Nichol LaVan||511"||Forward||Cumberland College|
|Whitney Lee||6'||Forward||Campbellsville University|
|Taiwo Rafiu||66"||Center||Oklahoma City University|
|Crystal Williams||510"||Forward||Auburn University-Montgomery|
|Theresa Schuknecht||63"||Center/Fwd.||Southern Nazarene University|
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes womens basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as an amateur sport for women and girls. For additional information about the WBCA, please visit its Web site at www.wbca.org.
Kodak recognizes the accomplishments of young athletes and the positive recognition they bring to their school by displaying their talents on the basketball floor. Kodak has been a partner of the Kodak All-America Team for 28 years. In addition to its sponsorship of the Kodak All-America Team, the company is also a sponsor of the Olympic Games.
The Division I Kodak Womens All-America Basketball Team will be announced in St. Louis on March 29.
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