March 4, 2011

Lake Superior State’s Emily Joseph Named 2010-11 GLIAC Women’s Basketball “Player of the Year”

NU’s Gibson Tabbed “Freshman of the Year,” MTU’s Cameron Earns “Coach of the Year” Honors.

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BAY CITY, Mich. -- Senior guard Emily Joseph (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II) of Lake Superior State University has been selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women’s basketball “Player of the Year”.  Rookie point guard Brittany Gibson (Detroit, Mich./Walled Lake Northern) of Northwood University was chosen as “Freshman of the Year,” while Michigan Technological University head coach Kim Cameron earned GLIAC “Coach of the Year” honors.  All three were selected by the GLIAC women’s basketball coaches in conjunction with all-conference balloting.

    Joseph guided Lake Superior State’s offensive with scoring and passing, earning GLIAC “Player of the Week” honors twice this season. She ranked third in GLIAC scoring at 16.5 points per game, and ranked fourth in the league in average assists per game (4.8) and three-point field-goal percentage (.451).

    From Dec. 11 through Jan. 13, Joseph strung together five straight outings of 20 or more points. She averaged 22.0 points per game during a stretch from Dec. 2 through Jan. 15. She totaled five or more assists in 12 GLIAC contests. The four-year starter scored 1,183 career points, finished second on LSSU’s all-time assists list with 440, fourth in career free-throw percentage (361-449, .805) and sixth in career three-point field goals with 134. Joseph is a three-time GLIAC All-Academic team selection.

    Gibson is the first player in Northwood history to earn GLIAC “Freshman of the Year” honors. After starting the year 2-6, Northwood made Gibson the starting point guard and proceeded to go 13-5 the rest of the season. Since her arrival in the starting lineup, Gibson has averaged 7.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. Overall on the year, she has averaged 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Gibson has been a key part of Northwood’s first-ever appearance in the GLIAC Tournament semifinals.

    Cameron has coached the Huskies to a 24-2 record, a No. 5 national ranking and a No. 1 regional ranking in her first season at the helm of the program. The Alpena, Mich., native took over an inexperienced group of players that had started just 12 games between them and led the group to the program’s fourth straight GLIAC North Division title and 11th GLIAC crown overall. Tech compiled an 18-1 GLIAC record, tying the school record for fewest league losses.

    Joining Joseph on the All-GLIAC North Division First Team are: senior forward Lucy Dernovsek (Holcombe, Wis./Lake Holcombe) of Michigan Tech; sophomore center Alex Stelfox (Bowie, Md./Elizabeth Seton) and sophomore guard/forward Briauna Taylor (Livonia, Mich./Franklin) of Grand Valley State University; and senior forward Pam Wilson (Grand Blanc, Mich.) of Northwood.

    The All-GLIAC South Division First Team includes: junior guard Luara Bardall (Sugarcreek, Ohio/Garaway) of the University of Findlay; sophomore forward Daiva Gerbec (Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and junior guard Jena Stutzman (Berlin, Ohio/Kent State) of Ashland University; junior guard Chelsea Harrison (Lowell, Mich.) of Hillsdale College; and junior guard Mandy Jaeb (Louisville, Ohio) of Tiffin University.

Below is the complete list of the 2011 All-GLIAC Women's Basketball teams:

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
2010-11 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams and Postseason Awards

Player of the Year:  Emily Joseph - Lake Superior State University (Sr./G/Sterling Heights, Mich/Henry Ford II)

Freshman of the Year:  Brittany Gibson - Northwood University (Fr./G/Detroit, Mich./Walled Lake Northern)

Coach of the Year: Kim Cameron - Michigan Technological University

GLIAC North Division All-Conference First Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Lucy Dernovsek

Michigan Technological University

Sr.

F

Holcombe, Wis./Lake Holcombe

Emily Joseph

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

G

Sterling Heights, Mich/Henry Ford II

Alex Stelfox

Grand Valley State University

So.

C

Bowie, Md./Elizabeth Seton

Briauna Taylor

Grand Valley State University

So.

G/F

Livonia, Mich./Franklin

Pam Wilson

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Grand Blanc, Mich.

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC South Division All-Conference First Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Laura Bardall

University of Findlay

Jr.

G

Sugarcreek, Ohio/Garaway

Daiva Gerbec

Ashland University

So.

F

Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson

Chelsea Harrison

Hillsdale College

Jr.

G

Lowell, Mich.

Mandy Jaeb

Tiffin University

Jr.

G

Louisville, Ohio

Jena Stutzman

Ashland University

Jr.

G

Berlin, Ohio/Kent State

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC North Division All-Conference Second Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Maria Blazejewski

Lake Superior State University

So.

F

Beulah, Mich./Benzie Central

Sam Hoyt

Michigan Technological University

So.

G

Arkansaw, Wis./Durand

Chelsea Lyons

Northern Michigan University

Jr.

G

Coon Rapids, Minn.

Lisa Staehlin

Michigan Technological University

Sr.

C

Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew

Savannah Stedman

Northwood University

Jr.
C
Ortonville, Mich./Brandon

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC South Division All-Conference Second Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Clare Aubry

University of Findlay

Jr.

G

Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Toledo

Laura Barczak

Hillsdale College

Sr.

F

Franklin, Wisc.

Jessica Harris

Tiffin University

So.

F

Logan, Ohio

Karli Mast

Tiffin University

So.

G

Berlin, Ohio/Hiland

Stephanie Rogers

Lake Erie College

Jr.

F/C

Mentor, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Lindsey Lindstrom

Michigan Technological University

Jr.

F

Superior, Wis.

Ronlea Peterson

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

G

Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek

Kellie Rietveld

Northern Michigan University

Sr.

G

New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central

Lisa Staehlin

Michigan Technological University

Sr.

C

Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew

Elizabeth VanTiflin

Grand Valley State University

Sr.

G

Saginaw, Mich./Heritage

 
 
 
 
 

GLIAC South Division All-Defensive Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Daiva Gerbec

Ashland University

So.

F

Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson

Abby Glover

Ohio Dominican University

Jr.

F

Centerville, Ohio

Mandy Jaeb

Tiffin University

Jr.

G

Louisville, Ohio

Lea Jones

Hillsdale College

So.

G

Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II

Stephanie Rogers

Lake Erie College

Jr.

F/C

Mentor, Ohio

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