Shea Rasmussen, a senior guard from Nebraska Wesleyan, was named the Player-of-the-Year as the All-Independent Women’s Basketball teams were announced by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I). Mallory Shanahan was named to the All-AD3I Second-Team while Janelle Baal was honorable mention.
Rasmussen (Longmont, Colo.) ranked second among independent institutions in scoring and ranked in the top 10 in all of NCAA III in 3-point field goal percentage (.424). Rasmussen is now a two-time First-Team All-AD3I selection as she also earned First-Team honors last season. Rasmussen finished her career as the Prairie Wolves third all-time scorer with 1,292 career points. She set the school record with 199 career 3-pointers.
Shanahan (Wahoo, Neb.) earns her second consecutive All-Independent recognition as she was named honorable mention All-AD3I as a sophomore. This season Shanahan led the team in rebounding pulling down 6.8 boards per game, while ranking second in scoring at 12.1 points per game.
Baal (Littleton, Colo.) received her first All-Independent honor this season. Baal is a three-year starter at point guard for the Prairie Wolves. This season she led the team with 63 assists and was second with 20 made 3-pointers. Baal moved up to ninth on the NWU all-time charts with 66 made 3-pointers.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the 2011-12 season with a 5-20 overall record.
The All-Independent Women’s Basketball teams were selected by the women’s basketball coaches from the AD3I member schools. The AD3I consists of 10 NCAA Division III Independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions.