Emily Wendling Earns D2CCA All-Midwest Region Honors

Emily Wendling earned D2CCA All-Midwest Region honors for the second straight season...
Emily Wendling earned D2CCA All-Midwest Region honors for the second straight season...

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. - SVSU senior forward Emily Wendling has been selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners' Association All-Midwest Region First Team for the second straight season. 

Wendling rounded-out her stellar career in a Cardinal uniform with another sensational season. She averaged a career-best 18.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg, adding an 89.1 free throw percentage. Her free throw percentage ranks eighth nationally. As a team, Saginaw Valley led the nation with their free throw percentage of 81.8%. Emily became the program's all-time leading scorer in 2016-17 as well, finishing her career with 1,973 points in her 117 games played. She sits with 995 rebounds as well and is the school's all-time leader in free throws made with 482. 

The four-time All-GLIAC honoree was named to three different all-american teams in 2015-16 as well, earning GLIAC Player of the Year and D2CCA Midwest Region Player of the Year plaudits. She is also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. 

The Cardinals had another fantastic season, claiming their second straight GLIAC North Division title and appearance in the NCAA Round of 32. SVSU defeated Lewis in the opening round of the national tournament, advancing to the second round for the third time in program history. The consecutive second round showings is a first for the program. 

Being selected as a member of the first team, Wendling is now eligible for all-american honors. She was named to the D2CCA All-American Second Team in 2015-16, marking one of her three all-american honors. 

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