(Ann Arbor, MI) The Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference announced their 2019-20 women's basketball awards Thursday afternoon with several Cardinals being honored for their success on and off the court. Katie Snow, Tris'styn Williams, and Madison Birchmeier highlighted the Cardinals' accolades. Snow was named First Team All-Conference and All-Defense, Williams was given Second Team all-conference, and Birchmeier was named to the All-Freshman Team.
This is the second year Snow has been named to the First Team after being placed on the WHAC All-Freshman team following her first season. Snow led the Cardinals in many statistical categories and was among the conference leaders in points (11.7), rebounds (5.8), and assists (3.0). She recorded her first career triple double against Miami-Hamilton with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in late December
Snow was also named to the WHAC All-Defensive Team. The junior led the conference and was 8th in the NAIA with 3.1 steals per game.
The WHAC selected Tris'styn Williams as a part of the Second Team, recognizing her dominance in the paint for Concordia. Williams broke out in 2019-20, averaging 14.0 points per game which led the Cardinals and was 8th in the conference. She also led the team and ranked highly in the WHAC in rebounds per game (6.2) and blocks per game (1.7). The forward was named WHAC Player of the Week in early February when she averaged 21.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two wins for the Cardinals.
Madison Birchmeier made many contributions as a first year Cardinal. The freshman standout appeared in all 29 games making 23 starts. Birchmeier averaged 4.7 points per game and reached double figures three times this season. The point guard completed her freshman stat line with 2.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game.
Five different Cardinals were named to the WHAC All-Academic Team for their work in the classroom and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Shelbea James, Jerrica Neal, Rachel Perry, J'may Simmons, and Tris'styn Williams were all named to the WHAC All-Academic Team.
Shelbea James was also recognized as the team's WHAC Champion of Character. The senior was honored for her commitment to the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.