Former DeForest prep standout Aleah Grundahl made a great first impression in her first season with the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team.
Grundahl led all freshman in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. She was third in the WIAC with a .495 field goal percentage (101-of-204).
For her effort, Grundahl, a forward, was named the WIAC Newcomer of the Year.
Grundahl’s coach Keri Carollo was tabbed Coach of the Year, while UW-Oshkosh’s Leah Porath was the Player of the Year.
With the help of Grundahl, the Warhawks claimed the WIAC regular-season title with a 13-1 record, while UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire were second at 10-4.
Grundahl was named honorable mention All-WIAC.
The All-WIAC first team was comprised of UW-Whitewater’s Becker Raeder (Sr., guard) and Johanna Taylor (Jr., center), UW-La Crosse’s Dani Craig (Sr., guard), UW-Platteville’s Maiah Domask (Jr., guard), UW-Stout’s Amber Fabeck (Sr., forward) and Shannan Watkins (Sr., guard), UW-Eau Claire’s Anna Graaskamp (Sr., forward) and Hallee Hoeppner (Sr., guard), UW-Stevens Point’s Taylor Greenheck (Jr., guard) and UW-Oshkosh’s Leah Porath (Jr., guard).
Joining Grundahl on the honorable mention list are UW-Oshkosh’s Nikki Arneson (Jr., forward) and Olivia Campbell (Sr., guard), UW-Stevens Point’s Amber Baehman (So., guard), UW-La Crosse’s Emma Gamoke (So., guard), Ava Kramer (Jr., guard) and Delaney Schoenenberger (Sr., guard), UW-Platteville’s Morgan Horstman (Sr., guard) and UW-River Falls’ Crystal Pearson (Sr., forward).
The WIAC also named its all-defensive team, which included Campbell, Yssa Sto. Domingo (UW-Whitewater, So, guard), Schoenenberger, Taylor and Watkins.
The all-sportsmanship team included Haley DeSouza (UW-River Falls, So., guard), Becky Fesenmaier (UW-Stout, Sr., guard), Adriana Green (UW-Whitewater, Jr., guard), Erin Moran (UW-Stevens Point, Jr., post), Katelyn Morgan (UW-Eau Claire, Jr., guard), Kendal Schramek (UW-Oshkosh, So., forward), Kyah Steiner (UW-La Crosse, So., forward) and Maddy Williams (UW-Platteville, Sr., post).