BURNSVILLE, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has released the 2019 women’s basketball all-conference teams. Northern State junior Brianna Kusler and freshman Lexi Wadsworth were named to the NSIC second team and freshman team.
Kusler has started 25 games for Northern in her junior campaign, averaging a team leading 11.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She is shooting 40.2 percent from the floor and 83.5 percent from the foul line. The Aberdeen native has 55 assists, 23 steals, and four blocks. She has recorded seven double-doubles this season, and went on a 9-game streak with double figure rebounds. Kusler tallied a career high 20 points in two games this season, and grabbed a career high 16 rebounds versus Minnesota Crookston. She ranks third in rebounding, second in free throw percentage, and second in defensive rebounds in the NSIC. This is the first NSIC All-Conference honor of her career.
Wadsworth has started all 28 games for the Wolves in her true freshman campaign. She is second on the team averaging 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Wadsworth is shooting 40.2 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from the 3-point line, with 21 made 3-pointers. She recorded a career high 19 points twice this season, and a career high 12 rebounds versus Concordia-St. Paul. The freshman has 280 points, 182 rebounds, 47 assists, 15 steals, and 11 blocks this season. She is one of just five players named to the NSIC All-Conference freshman team.