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Burns Leads Blugolds In All-WIAC Selections
Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2008
MADISON, Wis. - Senior Michelle Burns (Eau Claire, Wis./North), who has been an impact player both on and off the court since her college women's basketball career began four years ago, has earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year, Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete and All-WIAC first team honors, conference spokesman Matt Stanek announced today.
Burns is a two-time All-WIAC first team member and was also named to the All-Defensive team last season. She also received honorable mention honors in 2005. Earlier this season she was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Five Women's Basketball Second Team. Burns is leading the team in scoring and rebounding this year, averaging 14.5 points per game, while pulling down 6.2 boards per game. She is also eighth on the Blugolds' all-time scoring list with 1,208 points and has 656 career rebounds, 10th on the school's all-time list.
Heidi Arciszewski (Jr.-Thorp, Wis.) also received first team All-WIAC honors this season, her second year in a row with the honor. Arciszewski had a career-high 30 point performance in the Blugolds' final regular season game to help lift the team to a 77-74 victory over UW-Stout to finish as Co-Champions of the WIAC. She is second on the team in scoring for the Blugolds, averaging 13.4 points per game, in rebounding with 4.7 per game, in assists with 78 and in steaks with 32. She was also appeared on the WIAC's honorable smention list two seasons ago.
Heather Witt (Jr.-Kendall, Wis./Royall) received honorable mention status this season and was also named to the all-defensive team. This is the first season Witt has been named to either list. Witt led both the conference and the team in steals and assists. She accumulated 67 steals and 104 assists through the course of the season. Ten of her steals came during a career-high performance at Superior on January 30.
Amanda Zenner (Sr.-Medford, Wis.) also garnered recognition on the WIAC's inaugural All-Sportsmanship team this season. The team was selected for individuals that displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season. It included one member from each school as selected by that school. Zenner is a captain for the Blugolds and has started in all 26 games so far this season.
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