SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota sophomore Allison Arens was voted first-team All-Summit League, freshman Ciara Duffy was named Freshman of the Year and freshman Madison McKeever was named Sixth Woman of the Year Thursday. Senior Abigail Fogg earned honorable mention accolades.
Arens posted a breakout season to become the fourth Coyote named first-team All-Summit League. The sophomore took the leap from eight minutes on the hardwood as a true freshman to averaging 17 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33 minutes this season. Arens ranks second in the league in both scoring and assists.
Duffy earned a spot on the All-Newcomer team in addition to being named the Freshman of the Year. Duffy handled the point while averaging 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Without a change to the Coyotes’ starting lineup from game one, McKeever has been a true sixth woman in providing a spark off the bench. McKeever leads the Coyotes with 46 steals. She added 7.8 points and 2.0 assists per game.
Fogg has tallied seven consecutive double-figure games and averaged 15.5 points and 7.9 boards while shooting 60.3 percent in the second half of league play.
South Dakota is the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Summit League Tournament being played in Sioux Falls March 4-7.