Knapke Earns All-MIAA Second Team Honor

  • Krista Knapke became the Belles' 16th player to earn All-MIAA recognition.
  • She was in the top ten in five different statistical categories in conference games.
  • It's the first All-MIAA honor of her career.

FREELAND, Mich. - Senior forward Krista Knapke (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) was one of 12 women's basketball players to earn All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honors for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the league office today.

Krista KnapkeKnapke was selected by the conference's coaches as a Second Team All-MIAA honoree after a solid senior season. Over the 16-game conference season, she finished the year:

  • first in minutes played (581 minutes; 36.3 min/game)
  • second in offensive rebounds (58)
  • fourth in rebounds (130)
  • tied for fourth in rebound average (8.1 rpg)
  • 13th in scoring average (11.3 ppg)
  • most assists among post players (39)

Additionally, Knapke had five double-doubles in conference play, including the last four games of the season.

It is the first time in her career she has earned postseason All-MIAA honors. Knapke becomes the 16th player in Saint Mary's basketball history to earn All-MIAA distinctions. It is also the 15th consecutive season at least one member of the Belles basketball team has been named to either the All-MIAA First or Second Team.


2015-16 Women's Basketball All-MIAA Teams
All-MIAA First Team

Angelique Gaddy, Hope
Bre Luurtsema, Calvin
Maura McAfee, Hope
Antoinea McElroy, Adrian
Darian Payne, Albion
Anna Timmer, Calvin

All-MIAA Second Team
Dallas Austin, Olivet
Brandi Dawson, Trine
Shauni Hankins, Olivet
Krista Knapke, Saint Mary’s
Emily Kozal, Kalamazoo
Hayley Martin, Trine

Most Valuable Player
Maura McAfee, Hope

Defensive Player of the Year
Autumn Anderson, Hope