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SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU’s Rodning named second team All-NSIC

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced Wednesday that Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball player Caleigh Rodning has been named second team All-NSIC as selected by the league’s 16 head coaches.

Rodning is the first SMSU player to earn either first or second team All-NSIC honors since 2012. She was named to the NSIC All-Freshmen team a season ago.

Rodning, 5-foot-11, sophomore forward from Shakopee, Minnesota, averaged a team-high 12.9 points per game this season and also led the squad with 7.5 rebounds per game. She finished the season shooting 41.2 percent (89 of 216) from the field and 85 percent (136 of 160) from the free-throw line.

In NSIC play this season, Rodning ranked fourth in the league in free throw pct. (84.0), eighth in rebounding (7.5) and 15th in scoring (12.9).

In his two-year career, Rodning has scored 679 points and has grabbed 390 rebounds in 51 games. Her 82.5 percent career free throw percentage ranks fourth in team history. Earlier this season she tied a school single-game record with 20 free throw attempts in a loss at Augustana.

Southwest Minnesota State finished the 2017-18 season with a 5-21 overall record after suffering a 70-53 loss at MSU Moorhead in the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament on Wednesday night.

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications

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