Oregon Tech’s Dixon Named to CCC First-Team, Albright Honorable Mention
Oregon Tech sophomore Karissa Dixon earned CCC first-team honors. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
LA GRANDE, Ore. – After leading Oregon Tech to their first 20+ win season in five years, sophomore Karissa Dixon and senior Aundrea Albright were named to the CCC all-conference squad in a vote of the league’s coaches, the conference office announced Sunday.
Dixon, a 5-10 guard from Medford, Ore., earned Cascade Collegiate Conference first-team honors. The sophomore led Tech in scoring averaging 12 points per game and was third on the team at 6.0 rebounds per contest. Dixon shot 44.5% from the floor, including 40.1% (63-157) from the 3-point line. During the season Dixon was also named CCC Player of the week on one occasion.
Senior Aundrea Albright finished with over 1,000 career points and earned CCC HM honors this season. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Albright, a 6-0 post from Central Point, Ore., amassed over 1,000 career points at Oregon Tech in her four-year career. The senior was second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and led the Owls with 6.4 rebounds per game. Albright shot 52.1% from the floor (146-280), recorded 30 assists and 25 blocks. Albright was twice named CCC Player of the Week this season.
Jessalyn Jackson of Northwest University has been named Cascade College Conference Player of the Year. The six-foot senior center from Vancouver, Wash. led the CCC in scoring (19.4 ppg), rebounding (11.6 rpg) and blocked shots (4.5 bpg).
Kelsey Mattsen of Warner Pacific College was selected as Defensive Player of the Year. Mattson, a 5-9 senior guard from Portland, was rewarded for her prowess as a tenacious defender. Mattsen was assigned night-in and night-out to guard against the opponent’s best player. Mattsen averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
The College of Idaho’s Felicity Jones earned Newcomer of the Year recognition after a season which saw the 5-8 junior guard from Tremonton, Utah average 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The transfer from the College of Southern Idaho, a first team All-CCC selection, also had 63 steals and 64 assists during the season.
In his 12th season on the bench, Corban University’s Terry Williams was selected the CCC’s Coach of the Year after leading the Warriors to their first-ever outright regular season title. Corban took the CCC regular-season with a 15-3 record and earned an automatic berth in the upcoming NAIA Championships in Sioux City, Iowa. The Warriors are currently ranked at their season-high of 10th in the latest NAIA coaches’ poll with the final poll to be released on February 29.
Tess Bennett Corban
Korrie Bourn Eastern Oregon
Cameryn Calhoun Warner Pacific
Chelsey Christensen Warner Pacific
Jessalyn Jackson Northwest
Felicity Jones College of Idaho
Danielle Swain Evergreen
Lindsey Shearer Northwest Christian
Katie Steigleman Corban
Karissa Dixon Oregon Tech
Kyle Miller Eastern Oregon
Emily Tsugawa Corban
Honorable Mention: Aundrea Albright, Oregon Tech; Laura Geis, College of Idaho; Kelsey Mattsen, Warner Pacific; Domi Mendezona, Northwest; Josi McDermott, Southern Oregon; Haley Newell, Southern Oregon; Brooke Randall, Eastern Oregon; Rachel Scarpelli, Concordia; Katelin Shannon, College of Idaho; Tara VanWeerdhuizen, Corban.
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