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2021-22 GPAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Honors

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(Sioux City, Iowa) – Ashtyn Veerbeek of Dordt University has been selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Year and headlines the GPAC Basketball All-Conference Teams for 2021-22. Veerbeek, a junior, averaged 18.2 points per game and 9.3 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 2.1 assists. She shot 49.0 percent from the field and 90.4 percent from the line for Dordt who went 24-8 overall and 16-6 in conference play.

Other GPAC basketball honorees for 2021-22 include: Defensive Player-of-the-Year Kaylee Kirk of Dakota Wesleyan; Freshman-of-the-Year Mak Hatcliff of Doane; and the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year Jason Christensen from Dakota Wesleyan. The All-GPAC Basketball Teams and honors are selected by the league’s 12 head coaches.

2021-22 GPAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team (10 Members, Listed Alphabetically by Last Name):

Name                                     School                                  Height     Year                 Position         Hometown

Madelyn Deitchler                Briar Cliff                             5-11          Senior              C                     Treynor, Iowa

Hannah DeMars                   Jamestown                          5-11         Junior               F                      Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Sierra Mitchell                       Morningside                        5-6            Senior              G                     Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Sophia Peppers                    Morningside                        5-10         Senior              F                      Exira, Iowa

Karly Gustafson                    Dordt                                     5-11          Junior               F                      Ethan, South Dakota

Mak Hatcliff                           Doane                                  5-7            Freshman       G                     Beatrice, Nebraska

Matti Reiner                           Dakota Wesleyan               5-10          Junior               F                      Tripp, South Dakota

Taysha Rushton                   Concordia                            5-4            Freshman       G                     Lubbock, Texas

Molly Schany                         Northwestern                       6-1            Sophomore    C                     Emmetsburg, Iowa

Ashtyn Veerbeek*                Dordt                                     6-2            Junior               F                      Sioux Center, Iowa

*GPAC Player-of-the-Year              

Second Team (10 Members, Listed Alphabetically by Last Name):

Name                                     School                                  Height      Year                 Position         Hometown

Taylor Beacom                     Hastings                               5-6            Senior              G                     Papillion, Nebraska

Bailey Beckman                   Dordt                                     5-5            Junior               G                     Panora, Iowa                 Jada Campbell                     Dakota Wesleyan               6-4            Senior              C                     Alexandria, South Dakota

Maddie Jones                       Northwestern                      5-6            Junior               G                     Twin Lakes, Iowa

Noelle Josephson                Jamestown                          5-10          Senior              F                      Ramsey, Minnesota

Kaylee Kirk                            Dakota Wesleyan               5-5            Senior              G                     Balaton, Minnesota

Alyssa Marsh-Contreras     College of Saint Mary        5-7            Senior              G                     Omaha, Nebraska

McKenna Sims                     Morningside                        5-8            Junior               G                     South Sioux City, Nebraska

Konnor Sudmann                 Briar Cliff                             5-11          Junior               G                     Treynor, Iowa

Peyton Wingert                     Midland                                5-11          Senior              G                     Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Player-of-the-Year: Ashtyn Veerbeek, DordtGPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Kaylee Kirk, Dakota WesleyanGPAC Freshman-of-the-Year: Mak Hatcliff, DoaneHauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year: Jason Christensen, Dakota Wesleyan

Honorable Mention:Briar Cliff: Payton Slaughter, Kennedy BenneCollege of Saint Mary: Sidney Anderson, Honnah LeoConcordia:Sadie Powell, Rylee Pauli, Mackenzie ToomeyDakota Wesleyan: Rynn OsthusDoane:Maddie DavisDordt: Janie SchoonhovenHastings: Riley Clavel, Ali SmithMidland: Erin PrusaMorningside: Chloe Lofstrom Taylor Rodenburgh, Aspen JansaMount Marty: Eve MillarNorthwestern: Jada Cunningham, Devyn Kemble, Taylor VanderVeldeJamestown: Kia Tower, Madelyn Schmidt