Owatonna High School Girls Basketball Awards Banquet
The Huskies closed the books on the 2015-16 girls basketball season with a banquet at the VFW Club on Sunday night.
Coach Tricia Hoffman spoke of the roller coaster season the Huskies had that ended with an impressive playoff effort against Rochester John Marshall that nearly resulted in an upset win. Owatonna scored a mid-season victory over Big Nine champ and top 10-ranked Rochester Mayo. The Huskies ended the season at 14-13 with a 12-10 Big Nine record.
Seniors Millie Wanous and Kirstin Pumper earned All-State academic honors and were named Big Nine scholar athletes. As a team, the Huskies were Gold level academically with a GPA of 3.79.
Senior Carli Langeland and sophomore Sydney Schultz landed on the All-Conference team. Senior Rachel Williamson was named honorable mention.
Schultz led the team in scoring and rebounds and was named most valuable player. Langeland was named the team's defensive player of the year and led the team in steals. Junior Ari Buck won the Husky Pride Award.
Other letter winners were juniors Maddie Seykora, Megan Peglow and Kaitlin Anderson, and sophomore Jenna Zeman. Manager McKenzie Michael also lettered.
Owatonna's junior varsity went 22-4 over the winter. The ninth grade finished their season at 13-11 after a 4-9 start. The leading scorer for the freshman team was McKenna Schroht. The top free throw shooter was Emma Maher. The most improved honor went to Julia Hansen.
Hoffman was joined by coaches Melissa Peterson and Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa on a skit that looked back on some of the humorous times on the season.