Grinnell, IA – Lana Wieseman, a 6’1 senior forward for the Beloit College Women’s Basketball team from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (Badger), has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Year, the Conference Office announced today in releasing the 2015-16 All-MWC team.
Wieseman is the fifth Buccaneer Women’s Basketball player to earn the honor, the first since Christine Brown following the 2008-09 season.
The all-time leading scorer in Beloit Women’s history was a First Team selection last season and earned Second Team laurels following the 2013-14 season.
Wieseman led the Bucs in scoring (20.7), rebounding (7.3), field goal shooting (52.8%) and blocked shots (28). Her 475 total points broke the record of 468 she set in 2014-15 while her scoring average was the third-highest in Beloit history. During the season she recorded three 30-point games, giving her six in her career, including the all-time record of 37 against Monmouth College on February 14, 2015.
Career-wise, in addition to her 1,639 points, she finished as the all-time leader in made free throws with 410; is second in scoring average (17.8) and made field goals (594); third in blocked shots (111); and fifth in rebounding (626).
The Bucs finished the 2015-16 season 9-14 overall, 7-11 in the MWC.