Oregon Institute of Technology

Tech’s Dixon, Conditt Earn 2013 All-CCC Basketball Honors

Feb 26, 2013

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Oregon Tech’s Karissa Dixon and Kassi Conditt were named to the 12-person All-Cascade Conference first-team after a vote of the league’s coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Karissa Dixon averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds to become a two-time All-CCC first-team recipient. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Karissa Dixon averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds to become a two-time All-CCC first-team recipient. (photo by Kelly Caleb)

Dixon, a 5-10 junior guard from Medford, Oregon, is a two-time All-CCC selection after earning the honor last season.  Dixon’s 14.2 points per contest led the Owls in scoring and was second on the team with 6.6 rebounds per game.  Dixon led the Owls with 38 steals and finished second on the team with 88 assists.  On the season Dixon shot 41.7% (144-345) from the floor, 70.3 % (71-101) at the charity stripe and led Tech in 3-point makes with 66.

Conditt, a junior post from La Pine, Ore., averaged nearly a double-double on the season finishing at 11.0 points per game and grabbed 9.8 rebounds per contest.  Conditt totaled 293 rebounds, including 103 on the offensive end while leading the league in blocked shots with 88.  Conditt finished the season 133-of-279 shooting (45.9%) and was fourth on the team with 43 assists.

Kassi Conditt averaged 11 points and 9.8 rebounds to go with her conference leading 88 blocks to earn All-CCC first-team honors. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Kassi Conditt averaged 11 points and 9.8 rebounds to go with her conference leading 88 blocks to earn All-CCC first-team honors. (photo by Kelly Caleb)

The duo recorded career-highs during the 2012-13 season with Dixon scoring 26 points and Conditt 25 respectively.  Conditt grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked 8 shots, while Dixon’s 12 rebounds were highs for each.  Dixon was also a three-time CCC Player of the Week selection during the 2013 season.

2013 Player of the Year honors went to Chelsey Christensen, a 5-foot-9 senior guard from West Linn, Ore..  Christensen led the CCC in scoring at 19.9 points per game and is the top free throw shooter, hitting on 87 percent (103-119) of her charity tosses. Her scoring average places her seventh-best in NAIA Division II women’s play. Christensen is also among the conference leaders in 3-point shooting percentage (2nd in CCC, 39.8 percent) and overall field goal percentage (5th, 50.8 percent). Christensen was also named CCC Red Lion Player of the Week during the season.

The Defensive Player of the Year award will be shared this season between The College of Idaho’s Katelin Shannon and Tara Vanweerdhuizen of Corban University.

Two underclassmen were singled out for their achievements this season as coaches selected McKenna Daly of Concordia and Carly Meister from Southern Oregon as Co-Freshmen of the Year.

In her thirteenth season Eastern Oregon University’s Anji Weissenfluh was selected the CCC’s Coach of the Year after leading the Mountaineer to their first-ever 30-win season that includes a school-record 25 game win streak. Her team also claimed the CCC regular-season title with a perfect 18-0 record and the CCC

Others named to the 12-person All-CCC team included College of Idaho’s Felicity Jones, Corban’s Emily Tsugawa, Eastern Oregon’s Brooke Randall and Kelsea Hurliman, Evergreen’s Danielle Swain, Lindsey Shearer of Northwest Christian and Southern Oregon’ s Melissa Sweat.

Eight players earned honorable mention All-CCC honors: Tess Bennett, Corban; Korrie Bourn, Eastern Oregon; Sammi Clark, Evergreen; Malori Dixon, Concordia; Laura Geis, College of Idaho; Allison Gida, Southern Oregon; Nichole Jackson, Warner Pacific; Alexi Smith, Southern Oregon.
 
2012-13 Cascade Collegiate Conference Red Lion All-Conference Team
  
Player of the Year: Chelsey Christensen, Warner Pacific
Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Katelin Shannon, College of Idaho and Tara VanWeerdhuizen, Corban
Co-Freshmen of the Year: McKenna Daly, Concordia and Carly Meister, Southern Oregon
Coach of the Year: Anji Weissenfluh, Eastern Oregon 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Ht.

Cl.

Hometown

Chelsey Christensen

Warner Pacific

G

5-9

Sr.

West Linn, Ore.

Kassi Conditt

Oregon Tech

P

6-2

Jr.

La Pine Ore.

Karissa Dixon

Oregon Tech

G

5-10

Jr.

Medford, Ore.

Kelsea Hurliman

Eastern Oregon

G

5-4

Sr.

Cloverdale, Ore.

Felicity Jones

College of Idaho

G

5-7

Sr.

Tremonton, Utah

Brooke Randall

Eastern Oregon

G

5-7

Sr.

Wenatchee, Wash.

Katelin Shannon

College of Idaho

G

5-4

Sr.

Caldwell, Idaho

Lindsey Shearer

Northwest Christian

F

5-10

Sr.

Oregon City, Ore.

Danielle Swain

Evergreen

F

6-0

Jr.

Rainier, Ore.

Melissa Sweat

Southern Oregon

G

5-11

Jr.

Bakersfield, Calif.

Emily Tsugawa

Corban

G

5-5

Sr.

Oregon City, Ore.

Tara VanWeerdhuizen

Corban

C

6-2

So.

Spokane, Wash.

 
Honorable Mention: Tess Bennett, Corban; Korrie Bourn, Eastern Oregon; Sammi Clark, Evergreen; Malori Dixon, Concordia; Laura Geis, College of Idaho; Allison Gida, Southern Oregon; Nichole Jackson, Warner Pacific; Alexi Smith, Southern Oregon.

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