OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's Abby Herb and Christa Oldham were first-team selections and Makenzie Zeitler garnered honorable mention when the Midwest Collegiate Conference announced its women's basketball honors earlier this week.
Herb was the second-leading scorer in the MCC at 17.6 points per game and ranked ninth in the league with six rebounds per contest. Herb posted five double-doubles and scored 30 or more points five times this season.
Oldham, who earned honorable mention as a junior, was Mount Mercy's second-leading scorer at 11.1 points per outing. That number was 12th in the MCC. She was second in the league in free throw percentage (83.3%) and third in assists (4.36 apg). Oldham set single-game school records for free throws made (18) and attempted (21) in a win at William Penn.
Zeitler was honorable mention all-conference for the second year in a row after averaging 9.4 points per game. She was Mount Mercy's leading rebounder at 9.3 boards per contest, which was third in the MCC. Zeitler also ranked seventh in the league in free throw percentage (75.6%) and eighth in minutes played (30.6 mpg).
2014-15 MCC Women's Basketball Honors:
MCC Player of the Year: Katie Jensen (St. Ambrose)
MCC Newcomer of the Year: Kea Whittington (Clarke)
MCC Coach of the Year: Don Adams (Clarke)
All-MCC First Team (by school):
Kelsey Ernst, Breland Prochaska (Clarke); Britny Halleland, Taylor Nashert (Grand View); Abby Herb, Christa Oldham (Mount Mercy); Sydney Greiner, Katie Jensen (St. Ambrose); Jenna Engh (Viterbo); Janay Pritchett (William Penn).
All-MCC Honorable Mention:
GeLina Webb (AIB); Anna Hahn, Katelyn Hoppman, Kea Whittington (Clarke); Renise Collier , Maddie Westergard (Grand View); Makenzie Zeitler (Mount Mercy); Devan Griffin, Brette Logic (St. Ambrose); Ally Ostrander (Viterbo); Katie Golomski, Jessie Kreuser (William Penn).