Edgewood College's Scheele a Jostens Trophy finalist for second straight year
Courtesy of Edgewood College, Sports Information Department
MADISON, Wis. -- Two days, two major honors for Edgewood College's Megan Scheele and this one she receives for the second time. Just a day after being named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American® First Team, Scheele was named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, presented to the NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball players of the year.
Scheele, a native of New Glarus, was named one of 10 Jostens Trophy finalists from NCAA Division III women's basketball programs across the country. The Jostens Trophy was created by the Salem (Va.) Rotary Club to honor the most outstanding men's and women's Division III women's basketball players of the year, taking into account basketball ability, academic prowess and community service. Scheele was also a Jostens Trophy finalist in 2008, when the award went to Tarra Richardson of McMurry University (Tex.).
The Northern Athletics Conference player of the year last season, Scheele became Edgewood College's all-time leading scorer on January 12 and also became the ninth player in NCAA Division III history to score 2,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds. She currently ranks fifth in nation in scoring at 21.6 points per game and ninth in field goal percentage, hitting 58.6 percent from the field.
Scheele and the other finalists will learn their fate on March 9, after a 35-member national selection committee determines the Jostens Trophy winner. The award winner will attend a the trophy presentation ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at the Salem Civic Center in conjunction with the Men's Basketball Division III National Championship being hosted in Salem, Va.
The Edgewood College women's basketball team (18-6) opens the 2009 Northern Athletics Conference Tournament tonight, with a home quarterfinal game against MSOE. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m.