Lewis-Clark State College
Divilbiss Named Coach of the Year and
Four Warriors Named Little All-Northwest
LEWISTON, ID-The 2000-01 Little All-Northwest Basketball team and individual honors were announced, Sunday, April 15th.
Head Coach Mike Divilbiss, the current head coach at the University of Idaho, was named the Womens Basketball Coach of the Year after leading Lewis-Clark State to a 33-4 mark and a berth in the NAIA Division I Final Four. Divilbiss was the overwhelming favorite, garnering 12 of the 29 votes, with Todd Corman of Albertson finishing a distant second with six votes.
Brianne Jolley (Nine Mile Falls, WA) was named to the Little All-Northwest Second Team. She was named NAIA First Team All-America and an NAIA Kodak/WBCA All-America. Jolley was also the Frontier Conference Co-Player of the Year. She led the Warriors with 13.9 points per game and also led the team in rebounding with a 6.2 average. Named as Honorable Mentions were: Sara McEachern (Lewiston, ID), Brianne Kottwitz (Bozeman, MT), and Alyssa Erickson (Wilbur, WA). McEachern was Honorable Mention All-Conference and one of three seniors graduating off of this years squad. Kottwitz joined Jolley on the NAIA Kodak/WBCA All-America Team and was an Honorable Mention NAIA All-America selection. She was also an All-Conference member. Erickson earned Honorable Mention NAIA All-America honors and was named All-Conference.
The Lewis-Clark State womens team were selected the second-best team in the region, behind Seattle Pacific (24-5) who lost in the NCAA Division II West Regional Final. The Warriors received ten first-place votes and tallied 441 points.
The Lewis-Clark State College mens team (17-13) finished tenth in the voting for the region. The Warriors registered 23 points.
The voting was conducted by a 31-member panel, consisting of regional Sports Information Directors and local newspaper media.
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