For the second straight season, Butte High graduate Lexie Nelson earned first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors.
The Eastern Washington junior leads the Eagles and ranks fifth in the Big Sky in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game. She scored in double figures in all but four of EWU’s 29 games, going for at least 20 points seven times. Her 467 points currently rank sixth all-time in EWU single-season history.
One of the most prolific 3-pointer shooters in the nation, Nelson leads the league and ranks seventh nationally in 3-point percentage, connecting on 44.7-percent of her shots from long range. Her 74 made-triples rank second all-time in EWU single-season history, and she needs just three more to set a new school record.
Nelson, who scored more points than any other high school player in Butte history, also paces the Eagles in free throw percentage, shooting 86.1 percent from the line.
She is joined on the first team by Montana’s Kellie Cole, North Dakota’s Madi Buck,Idaho State’s Lindsey Reed, Northern Arizona’s Amanda Frost and Southern Utah’s Hailey Mandelko.
Buck was named Big Sky MVP, while Montana’s Carly Selvig took home the Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Montana’s Jordan Sullivan and Montana State’s Ashley Brumwell received a second-team honor, while Montana’s Torry Hill, a senior from Anaconda, and MSU’s Jasmine Hommes received an honorable mention.
On the men’s side, Montana senior Kareem Jamar earned a spot on the first team for the third time. He was a unanimous selection.
Jamar was joined on the first team by Davion Berry of Weber State, Tyler Harve of Eastern Washtingon, Troy Huff of North Dakota, Quinton Upshur of Northern Arizona and Mikh McKinney of Sacramento State.
Berry took home MVP honors.
Montana’s Keron DeShields and Jordan Gregory received an honorable mention, as did MSU’s Flavien Davis.
2013-14 All-Big Sky Conference
Madi Buck, North Dakota # (Sr., F, Bismarck, N.D.)
Lexie Nelson, Eastern Washington $ (Jr., G, Butte, Mont.)
Lindsey Reed, Idaho State (Sr., G, Kingman, Ariz.)
Kellie Cole, Montana (Jr., G, Bozeman, Mont.)
Amanda Frost, Northern Arizona (Sr., G, Riverside, Calif.)
Hailey Mandelko, Southern Utah (Jr., G, Lexington, Neb.)
# Unanimous selection … $ Two-time first-team selection
Jordan Sullivan, Montana (Sr., F, Sidney, Mont.)
Ashley Brumwell, Montana State (Sr., F, Hamilton, Mont.)
Mia Loyd, North Dakota (So., F, Minneapolis, Minn.)
Stephanie Lee, Northern Colorado (Jr., C, Casper, Wyo.)
Lori Parkinson, Southern Utah (So., F, West Valley, Utah)
Hayley Hodgins, Eastern Washington
Jessica Tingey, Idaho State
Torry Hill, Montana; Jasmine Hommes, Montana State
Erikka Banks, Northern Arizona
Emily Easom, Portland State
Fantasia Hilliard, Sacramento State
Amanda Hughes, Weber State
Most Valuable Player: Madi Buck, Sr., North Dakota
Defensive Player of the Year: Carly Selvig, Jr., Montana
Top Newcomer: Kelsey Knox, So., North Dakota
Outstanding Freshman: Brittani Lusain, Northern Arizona
Sixth Player of the Year: Emily Evers, North Dakota; Andrea Jones, Southern Utah
Tyler Harvey 6-4 So. G Eastern Washington, Torrance, Calif.
*#Kareem Jamar 6-5 Sr. G/F Montana, Venice, Calif.
*^Troy Huﬀ 6-5 Sr. G/F North Dakota, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Quinton Upshur 6-5 Jr. G Northern Arizona, Norfolk, Va.
*^Davion Berry 6-4 Sr. G/F Weber State, Oakland, Calif.
*Mikh McKinney 6-1 Jr. G Sacramento State, Union City, Calif.
#Three-Time First Team All-Conference. ^Two-Time First Team All-Conference
Chris Hansen 6-4 Jr. G/F Idaho State, Fort Collins, Colo.
Tate Unruh 6-4 Sr. G Northern Colorado, Branson, Mo.
Derrick Barden 6-5 Sr. F Northern Colorado, Detroit, Mich.
Gary Winston 6-0 Jr. G Portland State, Walla Walla, Wash.
Kyle Tresnak 6-10 Sr. C Weber State, Phoenix, Ariz.
Venky Jois 6-7 So. F Eastern Washington Boronia, Australia
Keron DeShields 6-2 Jr. G Montana, Baltimore, Md.
Jordan Gregory 6-2 Jr. G Montana, Pueblo, Colo.
Flavien Davis 6-5 Sr. F Montana State, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Aaron Anderson 5-10 Sr. G North Dakota, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Jamal Webb 6-1 Sr. G North Dakota, Buﬀalo, N.Y.
Max Jacobsen 6-8 Sr. F Northern Arizona, Lake Oswego, Ore.
DaShaun Wiggins 6-2 Jr. G Portland, State Bronx, N.Y.
Dylan Garrity 6-2 Jr. G Sacramento, State Huntington Beach, Calif.
Joel Bolomboy 6-9 So. F Weber State, Fort Worth, Texas
Most Valuable Player: Davion Berry, Sr., G/F, Weber State|
Newcomer of the Year: Quinton Upshur, Jr., G, Northern Arizona
Freshman of the Year: Jeremy Senglin, G, Weber State
Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Bolomboy, So., F, Weber State
Reserve of the Year: Jamal Webb, Sr., G, North Dakota and DaShaun Wiggins, Jr., G, Portland State