Sioux City, Iowa  (UJ)  Four UJ women’s basketball players earned all conference awards as the Great Plains Athletic Conference announced its postseason teams Wednesday.

Hannah DeMars (SO/Grand Rapids, MN) was selected to the first team. DeMars led the Jimmies in scoring with 17.8 points per game as well as rebounding with 7.8 boards per game. She had nine games with 20 or more points, including a 39-point game at Doane (Neb.), which is the second-most in Jimmie history.

Kia Tower (SO/Bigfork, MN) was named to the second team.Tower averaged 14.7 points per game and reached double figure point totals in 22 of 26 games. Five times Tower scored 20 points or more. She set a new career high with 25 points against Northwestern (Iowa) early in the season and also reached that mark in the final game of the season at Morningside (Iowa). Tower was second on the team with 51 three-point field goals and 75 assists.

Earning honorable mention honors were Noelle Josephson (JR/Ramsey, MN) and Macy Savela (SO/Mountain Iron, MN). Josephson emerged as one of the premier defensive players in the conference, as evidenced by her 80 steals. The 80 steals was fourth most in a season by a Jimmie and gave Josephson an even 200 for her career, moving her into fourth place on the all-time UJ list. Josephson was third on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game and second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Savela was the top long-range shooters for the Jimmies this season, making 67 three-pointers at a 39.4 percent rate. She averaged 9.3 points per game and was in double figures for five of her last six games.

In addition, Josephson was one of three players chosen as GPAC Defensive Player of the Year. She was second in the conference in both steals (80) and steals per game (3.33). Josephson twice recorded seven steals in a game, tying a personal best. Sharing the award with Josephson were Kennedy Benne of Briar Cliff (Iowa) and Faith Meyer of Morningside (Iowa).

2020-21 GPAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Honors