Miah Smith Earns All-Conference Honors as a Freshman

Feb 27, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The American Rivers Conference released the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team on Wednesday, where UD freshman Miah Smith was the lone Spartan to make any of the three teams, garnering honorable mention honors.

In her freshman campaign, Miah Smith played in 23 games, starting 18 and made a name for herself on the glass. Smith led the American Rivers Conference in rebounds with 215 total rebounds, 146 defensive rebounds and 69 on the offensive end for an average of 9.3 boards per game. She grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 12 different games, including the final five games and seven of the last eight.

She hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds three different times. Smith average 5.7 points per game, topping double-figures just once, with a season high 17 coming in a loss at Loras.

Most Valuable Player School Year Pos. Hometown / High School
Emma Gerdes  Wartburg Jr. F Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls
Defensive Player of the Year School Year Pos. Hometown / High School
Laura Hamilton Luther Jr. F Chanhassen, Minn. / Minnetonka
First Team School Year Pos. Hometown / High School
Jackie Feldt Coe So. G/F West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley
Kari Fitzpatrick Loras Jr. G Greeley, Iowa/Edgewood-Colesburg
Marissa Schroeder  Loras So. F Bellevue, Iowa / Marquette Catholic
Laura Hamilton Luther Jr. F Chanhassen, Minn. / Minnetonka
Caitlin Navratil Nebraska Wesleyan So. G Littleton, Colo. / Dakota Ridge
Jenna Taylor  Simpson So. F Creston, Iowa / Creston
Adrienne Boettger Wartburg Sr. C Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls
Amanda Brainerd Wartburg Jr. F Dewitt, Iowa/Dewitt Central
Second Team School Year Pos. Hometown / High School
Kendall Brown Central Jr. F Moravia, Iowa/Moravia
Madeline Wilkins Coe So. G Grinnell, Iowa/Grinnell
Riley Eckhart Loras Jr. G Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South
Macenzie Kraemer Loras Jr. G Spring Green, Wis./Wisconsin Heights
Sarah Holtz Luther Jr. G Austin, Minn./Pacelli Catholic
Claire Johnson Simpson Jr. G Dakota Dunes, S.D./Dakota Valley
Cassie Chubb Simpson Jr. F Des Moines, Iowa/Saydel
Tori Hazard  Wartburg So. F Janesville, Iowa / Janesville
Honorable Mention School Year Pos. Hometown / High School
Erin Gerke Buena Vista So. G Newell, Iowa/Newell-Fonda
Holly Schneider Buena Vista Sr. G LeMars, Iowa/LeMars Community
Destiny Smith Coe Jr. G Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth
Hanna Stokes Loras Sr. F Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek-Amana
Cameron Kincaid Simpson So. F Olathe, Kan./Olathe East
Miah "Mimi" Smith Dubuque Fr. F Matteson, Ill./Rich Central
Ally Conrad Wartburg So. G Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls