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Katrina Moenkedick is one of the leaders of an up and coming UMC women's basketball team. Robert Wiliams/FOCUS

Moenkedick named to All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference second team

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. - University of Minnesota Crookston women's basketball player Katrina Moenkedick (So., F, Perham, Minn./Early Childhood Education) was selected All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Second Team as announced by the conference office Thursday. Moenkedick was an NSIC All-Freshman Team pick last season for the Golden Eagles and has shown marked improvement as a sophomore for the Golden Eagles.

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Moenkedick is the first player to earn All-NSIC Second Team honors since Brittani Wiese and Megan Eul garnered the recognition following the 2011-12 season. The sophomore forward averaged 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to lead UMC in both categories for the 2013-14 season. Moenkedick was the epitome of consistency scoring in double figures in 24 of 26 games for Minnesota Crookston. She tallied 20 or more points on seven occasions and tallied a career-high 30 points against Upper Iowa University Jan. 3.

The forward improved from 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during her freshman season. One of her biggest improvements was on the glass, where she notched six double-doubles on the year. Moenkedick tallied a career-high 13 boards on two occasions during the 2013-14 season, grabbing 13 against Minot State University and Concordia University, St. Paul.

Moenkedick was the only player on the UMC squad who earned All-NSIC honors. Minot State University's Carly Boag was named the NSIC Player of the Year. Augustana College's Emily Schulte took home NSIC Defensive Player of the Year honors, while University of Sioux Falls center Sam Knecht was named NSIC Freshman of the Year. Northern State University's Curt Fredrickson, in his 35th year as the Wolves' head coach, was named NSIC Coach of the Year.

Bemidji State University, Concordia-St. Paul, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Northern State and St. Cloud State all had two athletes named to either the first or second team. No NSIC team had more than one player named All-NSIC First Team.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at www.goldeneaglesports.com.

Follow the Golden Eagles on Facebook at Golden Eagle Sports and on Twitter at @UMCAthletics.

Story courtesy: Shawn Smith, Sports Information Director, UMC

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