NDSU's Abby Plucker Named to All-Summit League First Team
Release: March 03, 2011
ELMHURST, Ill.--North Dakota State forward Abby Plucker was named to the All-Summit League women's first team Thursday, March 3, by a vote of the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media.
Plucker, a 5-foot-11 junior from Parker, S.D. (Parker H.S.), led The Summit League in rebounding (10.3 rpg) and three-point shooting (.488, 41-84) in league games. She was second in scoring (19.7 ppg) and free throw shooting (.855, 65-76), third in three-pointers made (2.3 avg.), fourth in minutes played (36 avg.) and sixth in field goal shooting (.525, 124-236).
A two-time Summit League Player of the Week, Plucker was named the league's January Female Athlete of the Month. She ranks 30th nationally in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and leads NDSU in scoring (16.2 ppg). Plucker has 11 "double-doubles" this season including 10 in league play and has led the Bison in rebounding in 24 of 28 games.
North Dakota State went 13-15 in the regular season and tied for sixth in The Summit League with a 9-9 record. The No. 6 seed Bison are scheduled to play No. 3 seed and two-time defending champion South Dakota State (16-13, 12-6) in the Summit League quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.
2011 All-Summit League Women's Basketball Team
Jaci Bigham, Oral Roberts
Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts
Challis Pascucci, Southern Utah
Abby Plucker, North Dakota State
Stephanie Rosado, IPFW
Bethany Watterworth, Oakland
Jordan Pyle, Oral Roberts
Kristin Rotert, South Dakota State
Caitlyn Sears, Southern Utah
Jennie Sunnarborg, South Dakota State
Jordan Zuppe, IPFW
Anne Boese, IPFW
Sharise Calhoun, Oakland
Ashley Jackson, Centenary
Kerah Nelson, IUPUI
Jill Young, South Dakota State
Kayla Drake, IPFW
Desiree Jackson, Southern Utah
Zakiya Minifee, Oakland
Eilise O'Connor, UMKC
Sadie Webb, Western Illinois
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Sadie Webb, Western Illinois
SIXTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Savanna Buck, Oral Roberts
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jerry Finkbeiner, Oral Roberts