Maroon women's basketball pulls in four All-UAA accolades and coaching honor

Britta Nordstrom, Miranda Burt, Stephanie Anderson, Head Coach Carissa Sain Knoche and Olariche Obi
Britta Nordstrom, Miranda Burt, Stephanie Anderson, Head Coach Carissa Sain Knoche and Olariche Obi

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CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's basketball team received four All-University Athletic Association (UAA) player honors, as well as UAA Coaching Staff of the Year, on Monday.

Britta Nordstrom earned a spot on the First Team in her senior campaign. It marked the fourth All-UAA pick of her career. The senior forward led the team in scoring (13.0 PPG), assists (2.7 APG) and steals (2.1 SPG). Nordstrom was also second on the team in field-goal percentage (.523) and rebounds (6.4 RPG). She raised her game in UAA play, averaging 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists while making 54 percent of her field goals.

Miranda Burt's debut season was rewarded with UAA Rookie of the Year and Honorable Mention All-UAA accolades. The freshman guard scored 8.7 points per game while adding 1.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per contest. Her UAA game averages increased to 9.0 points and 2.0 steals per game. It is the second-straight year that the Maroons have garnered UAA Rookie of the Year (Olariche Obi in 2016).

Stephanie Anderson's work on the other side of the ball resulted in receiving UAA Defensive Player of the Year status. The senior guard helped spearhead the UAA's top defense – UChicago led by significant margins with 62.0 points allowed, 22.6 turnovers forced and 12.9 steals per game in conference contests. For the season, Anderson scored 6.1 points, grabbed 3.7 rebounds, dished out 2.2 assists and recorded 1.5 steals per game.

Olariche Obi garnered Honorable Mention honors at her forward position. The sophomore paced the Maroons with 7.0 rebounds per game, 1.6 blocks per game and a .526 field-goal percentage over the course of the season. Obi also posted 9.2 points and 1.5 steals per contest.

The Coaching Staff of the Year was given to Head Coach Carissa Sain Knoche and her assistants Olivia Lett, Morgan Hughes, Korry Schwanz and B.J. Dieterich. Now in her fifth season leading the Maroons, Sain Knoche previously received the same honor in 2015. UChicago finished second in the UAA standings with an 11-3 record. With an 18-7 overall record, the Maroons qualified for the NCAA postseason for the sixth time in program history on Monday afternoon.