Winona State women’s basketball landed a pair of juniors on the 2019-2020 NSIC All-Conference team, Taylor Hustad and Allie Pickrain. Hustad picked up First Team honors while Pickrain garnered a Second Team accolade.
This is the first All-Conference honor for Hustad while Pickrain was the NSIC Freshman of the year in 2017-18 and picked up Second Team honors in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
After averaging just 3.0 points/game over the course of her first two seasons, Hustad broke out into the Warriors star player in her third year. She is averaging career highs in almost every category, including points (14.9), rebound (7.9), and field goal percentage (.556). Hustad’s shooting percentage leads the NSIC and ranks her 31st in the nation, while her 10 double-doubles on the year rank her in the top 50 for DII. Hustad exploded for a career-high 32 points in the Warriors’ first-round victory over MSU-Moorhead, which puts her in a tie for eighth all time in points scored in a game in WSU history.
This is Pickrain’s third straight year picking up All-NSIC Second Team honors. She is second on the team with 11.1 points/game and needs just 76 more to become the 19th player in Warriors’ history to crack the 1,000-point barrier. Pickrain is tied for first in the NSIC with 2.6 threes/game and ranks second in three point percentage (.383) among qualified candidates. Pickrain currently has 201 threes in her three year career, good for fifth in WSU history. Pickrain is on pace to pass associate head coach Ana Wurtz (254) for the number-one spot in that category.