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DWU basketball players earn all-GPAC honors

The Great Plains Athletic Conference announced its basketball all-conference honors on Wednesday.

Dakota Wesleyan University's Jalen Voss earned co-freshmen of the year honors, along with Concordia's Joel Haywood, for the men. Voss, a 6-foot-7 freshman averaged 9.9 points rebounds per game and finished second in the GPAC in blocks per game, averaging more than a block a game.

Junior Mike Lee, in his first season with the Tigers after transferring from Owens Community College, earned second team all-GPAC honors. Lee led the team with 13.3 points per game.

Voss, along with teammate Jordan Long, earned honorable mention accolades from the GPAC.

Long, a Mitchell native, finished his career at Dakota Wesleyan on a solid note by leading the team in rebounding (5.9 rpg), while also averaging 7.4 points per game.

DWU ended the season with a 15-15 record including a 7-8 record in the GPAC. The Tigers missed the conference tournament.

Hart's record season earns GPAC honors

The Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball team had two players receive all-conference honors from the GPAC on Wednesday.

Sophomore Amanda Hart, who set a team record in 3-pointers in a season with 104, was selected to the all-GPAC second team. The Alexandria native led the NAIA for 3-point shots made for the season.

She led the team with 11.4 points per game.

Taylor Piper, a sophomore from Mitchell, earned honorable mention accolades from the GPAC.

Piper averaged 5.9 points per game for the Tigers while bringing down 114 rebounds. She led the team with 99 assists on the season.

The two girls will return for Dakota Wesleyan next season as the team hopes to improve on its 16-15 record. The Tigers qualified for the GPAC tournament this season but lost in their first-round game. The Tigers finished 7-13 in the conference.