BILLINGS, Mont. – Lewis-Clark State College’s Jasmine Stohr and Sadie Short were both named to the all-Frontier Conference First Team for women’s basketball and Stohr was also named the conference’s Freshman of the Year, conference commissioner Mike Walker announced on Wednesday.
The voting for the awards was conducted by the conference coaches, who were not allowed to vote for players on their own team.
Stohr, a 6-foot guard/forward from Yakima, Wash., and Short, a 5-11 forward from Touchet, Wash., helped the Warriors capture the Frontier Conference Tournament championship on Monday night with a 79-78 overtime win over top seed Westminster in Salt Lake City. The win gave the Warriors, 23-7 overall, an automatic berth to the national tournament. Pairings for the tournament will be announced either Wednesday or Thursday by the NAIA.
Stohr made an immediate impact on the program in her first season. In her first game, she scored 21 points, all in the first half. She went on to lead the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game and shot 48.1 percent from the floor and 40.2 percent from the 3-point line. She averaged 4.1 rebounds per game, which was fourth on the team. She also led the team in steals with 56, was third in blocked shot with 16, and was fifth in assists with 53.
Stohr was one of four freshmen on the Warrior team this season, which had only nine healthy bodies for most of the year. She was the only freshman to earn first-team all-conference honors.
Short is a repeat pick on the first team, earning that honor both seasons she’s been in a Warrior uniform. Last year she went on to be a third-team NAIA All-American.
Short was the only Warrior to start every game this season and she averaged 11.3 points per game, which was second on the team, along with 6.6 rebounds, also second on the team. She was second on the team in free throws made and fourth in 3-pointers made with 13. She was second on the team in assists, tied for fourth in blocked shots, and was fourth in steals. She had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in the championship victory over Westminster.
Stohr and Short were the only two Warriors honored as Rocky Mountain, Montana State-Northern and Westminster also put two players on the first team.
Shannon Evans of Westminster was selected the conference’s Most Valuable Player, while Stacie Barker of MSU-Northern was selected Defensive Player of the Year. Janie Rayback of Rocky Mountain College was named Newcomer of the Year.
J.D. Gustin of Westminster College was selected Coach of the Year.
Stacie Barker, Sr, MSU-Northern
Elly Bruursema, Jr, Carroll College
Jessie DePell, Jr, Montana Tech
Shannon Evans, Sr, Westminster College
Elisa Leader, Sr, Westminster College
Liz Lewis, Sr, Rocky Mountain College
Janie Rayback, Sr, Rocky Mountain College
Samm Schermele, So, MSU-Northern
Sadie Short, Sr, Lewis-Clark State
Jasmine Stohr, Fr, Lewis-Clark State
Alysha Green, Fr, Carroll College
Taylor Keller, So, MSU-Northern
Jocelyn Moore, Sr, University of Great Falls
Chloe Mosey, So, Montana Western
Kaylee Shaw, Sr, MSU-Northern
Jenessa Todd, Jr, Montana Tech
Alexis Tucker, Sr, Westminster College