(Wednesday, February 26; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its post-season honor teams for the recently completed women’s basketball season.
Dordt has four players honored after finishing fourth in the league.
Erika Feenstra (Sophomore; Hull, Iowa) was named to the first-team while Rachel Evavold (Junior; Bloomington, Minnesota) and Annie Rhinesmith (Junior; Shakopee, Minnesota) were named to the second-team. Kenzie Bousema (Senior; Sheldon, Iowa) was accorded honorable mention.
Feenstra enjoyed a record setting season that saw her average 20.6 points per game with 7.5 rebounds. Feenstra has scored a single season school record 618 points this season and she also scored a school record 43 points in a game against Northwestern in November. Feenstra was among the league’s and nation’s leaders in points per game and field goal percentage this season and converted 58.7 percent of her field goal attempts this season. Feenstra was a 2017-18 GPAC honorable mention honoree.
“Erika made a great leap from her freshman season to this season. Her off season work and added strength paid dividends for her and our team from the start of the season,” said Dordt basketball coach Bill Harmsen.
Evavold scored 12.6 points per game and took in 6.8 rebounds and worked in tandem with Feenstra to provide the Defenders with a potent inside game. Evavold converted 53.5 percent of her field goal attempts and was second on the team with 68 assists and led the team in blocked shots with 35. Evavold was a second-team pick in 2017-18 as well.
“Rachel was durable and consistent for us all season,” said Harmsen. “She demands opponent’s attention and she continues to produce.”
Rhinesmith scored 12.4 points per game and had a team high 144 assists while grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game. Rhinesmith converted 52 three-points while helping the Defenders to their first 20-win season in program history. Rhinesmith earned honorable mention accolades in 2017-18.
“Annie was our floor general and she had her best season to date. Her ability to distribute the ball and knock down shots makes us dangerous,” said Harmsen.
Bousema averaged 6.8 points per game with 4.0 rebounds per outing while coming off of the bench most of the season.
“Kenzie took the role of sparking us off the bench and had a great season. Her scoring average climbed over the last month of the season as she embraced that role,” said Harmsen.
The Defenders are 20-11 this season and finished the GPAC season with a 13-9 record.