Another All-American honor for Linzmeier
The honors continue to roll in for University of Wisconsin-Superior basketball player Sally Linzmeier.
The junior guard from Valders, Wis., has been named All-American third team by Women’s DIII News, the same publication that named her a preseason All-American back in October.
Linzmeier earned the honor after taking home WIAC Player of the Year honors in 2013-14. The conference leader in scoring and rebounding, Linzmeier was also named to the All-WIAC First Team for the second straight year and to the WIAC All-Defensive Team for the third year in a row. Linzmeier was also named a third team All-American third team by d3hoops.com.
For the season Linzmeier scored 523 points (18.7 points per game), grabbed 245 rebounds and had 88 assists and 88 steals in helping the Yellowjackets advance to the WIAC championship game for the first time in school history.
In her three seasons with the Yellowjackets Linzmeier has assaulted the UWS women’s basketball record book. She currently is fifth on the all-time scoring list with 1,211 points, needing just 90 to establish a new school record. Linzmeier is also ranked 10th in rebounds (549), sixth in assists (204), fourth in field goals made (440), and fourth in free throws made (303). Linzmeier already holds the school record for steals with 242.
“There really isn’t a lot more that I can say about Sally and the kind of player and person that she is. I think the accolades that have come her way following a great season speak for themselves,” UWS coach Don Mulhern said. “But I also know that Sally isn’t someone that is going to rest on her laurels. She is going to work extremely hard in the gym during the off-season and will come back even more motivated next season, not because she wants more accolades, but because she wants to lead our team to the conference championship that eluded us this season. And it is a quality like that which makes Sally so special and so valuable.”
Linzmeier is also a member of the Yellowjacket softball team and finished fourth on the team in batting in 2014 with a .361 average.