CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2017-18 season is a landmark one for the Missouri Valley Conference and for women's sports. To help celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX and the 25th anniversary of women's sports, the Valley is naming 25-Year Anniversary Teams for each of the Valley's sponsored women's sports.
UNI’s Jacqui Kalin (2007-13) was one of 10 members selected to the MVC Women’s Basketball 25-Year Team on Tuesday. Kalin, a Sioux City North graduate, was a two-time MVC Player of the Year (2010-11; 2012-13), while winning MVC Freshman of the Year (2007-08) and MVC Defensive Player of the Year (2010-11) honors before becoming an All-American (2012-13) in her final season at UNI.
“Jacqui Kalin was a leader from her first day on campus until her last,” head coach Tanya Warren said. “When she spoke everyone listened, including myself. She was an amazing student of the game and had the uncanny ability to make those around her better with her competitiveness, work ethic and attention to detail.”
Overall, Kalin is UNI’s all-time points leader after scoring 2,081 for her career. Kalin is also the career record-holder for most 3-pointers made (265), 3-pointers attempted (778) free throw percentage (.920), free throws made (484), free throws attempted (526), assists (491), games played (136), games started (136) and minutes (4,352) at UNI. In the MVC, Kalin ranks eighth all-time for points scored.
Team composition for each sport has been determined by a 25-person committee (two representatives from each MVC institution and a panel of five voters from the Conference office). The team composition includes years in which league teams competed under the MVC umbrella during the past 25 years (1992-2017) and does not include competition from the current season.
For women's basketball, a total of 49 student-athletes were nominated, and the voting panel determined a 'Top 10' from a list of 25 finalists. Those top 10 honorees are listed below, and the top vote-getter is denoted.