WMU News

Four Bronco women selected to All-MAC teams

March 5, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Four members of Western Michigan University's women's basketball team were honored Monday with selection to All-Mid-American Conference teams for the 2001-02 season.

Sophomore forward Kristin Koetsier from Grandville, Mich., was selected to the All MAC first team for the second time in her career. Karen Deurloo, a senior forward from Grand Rapids, Mich., was selected to the conference's honorable mention team. Guards Maria Jilian of Dearborn, Mich., and Casey Rost of St. Johns, Mich., were chosen to the five-member all-freshman squad.

Koetsier, who missed the 2000-01 season with a knee injury, was also a first-team choice and the league's Freshman of the Year for the 1999-2000 season. This season, Koetsier averaged 15.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in the regular season, both of which were among the top five performances in the MAC. Koetsier guided the Broncos to a third place finish in the MAC West Division and help increase the team's conference win total from nine last season to 16 in 2001-02. In league only games, she was second in the MAC in scoring (16.4 points-per-game) and third in rebounding (8.4 per game).

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Media contact: Geoff Brown, 269 387-4138, geoffrey.brown@wmich.edu

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