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Lindstrom named tournament MVP

The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team secured a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament with a 64-52 victory over Detroit Mercy Tuesday in the Horizon League championship game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Former Superior Spartan Jessica Lindstrom was named the tournament MVP after averaging 16.7 points and 10.6 rebounds over three games for Green Bay. The junior recorded double-doubles in two of the games and led the Phoenix in rebounding for all three.

In Tuesday’s victory, Lindstrom finished one rebound shy of a double-double. She led the Phoenix with nine rebounds, and her 15 points ranked second on the team.

With her nine rebounds Tuesday, Lindstrom sits at 310 for the season. She is the first Green Bay player to reach the 300 threshold in five years and just the fourth in program history.

Jeanne Barta, the single-season and career record holder, reached the 300 mark in three seasons. Her single season record of 345 rebounds was set in the 1984-85 season.

Green Bay (27-5) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with its Horizon League championship, but the team must wait until Monday to learn when and where it will play.

The NCAA Division I tournament bracket will be announced Monday beginning at 6 p.m.