Wenz, Krister Find Spots on All-NCAC Teams
» 2008-09 All-NCAC Team
The College of Wooster women's basketball team saw two of its players recognized by the North Coast Athletic Conference Thursday when the conference released the 2008-09 All-NCAC squads, as voted on by the league's nine coaches. The Fighting Scots' selections were headlined by a first-team selection in junior guard Kym Wenz (North Ridgeville, Ohio /Avon Lake), while classmate post player Kaitlin Krister (Kent, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) found a spot on the second team.
Wenz collected the second postseason laurel of her career, finding a spot on the honorable mention team and being voted the NCAC co-Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She was the NCAC's leading scorer for the second time at 18.6 points per outing, as over one-fourth of her 483 points came at the free-throw line (124-of-147). The 483 points this winter, 124 charity toss makes and 147 attempts each rank second in Wooster single-season history, while her .844 free throw percentage placed her second in the conference ranks, and is the fourth-highest total in Fighting Scot single-season history. An all-around player, she also grabbed 5.2 boards and a conference-best 65 steals.
Back on Dec. 3 in Wooster's 74-57 NCAC victory over Oberlin College, she established a new career-high in points with 33, recording double-figure point totals in 24 of Wooster 26 games. In addition, she racked up five double-doubles this winter, pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds on two separate occasions. On Feb. 21, Wenz became just the seventh player in College history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau, and finished her junior season with 1,017 markers.
Krister, also a second team All-NCAC selection in 2007-08, was among the top of the NCAC in several statistical categories, concluding her 2008-09 season fourth in the league in rebounding (8.2), seventh in both field goal percentage (.479, 125-of-261) and blocked shots (1.04 bpg), as well as 11th in scoring (12.3 ppg). Additionally, she also dished out 47 assists, tallied 24 steals, and produced seven double-double efforts, including a 12-point, career-best 15-rebound performance against Manchester College in the championship game of the Nan Nichols Classic.
As a team, the Scots went 8-18 overall under 12th-year head coach Lisa Campanell Komara. Wooster finished in sixth in the nine-team NCAC with a 6-10 mark, and during the NCAC postseason tourney dropped a 62-45 decision to Allegheny College in the quarterfinals.