Emily Carpenter

St. Peter native Emily Carpenter runs the point for University of Wisconsin- Superior’s womens basketball team. (Submitted photo)

University of Wisconsin- Superior’s Emily Carpenter was named to the Second Team Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) all-conference women’s basketball team Monday.

Carpenter, a 2016 graduate of St. Peter High School, led the UMAC in assists with 142 and assists per game with 5.3. She also led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.41 per game.

The UWS Lady Yellow Jackets won their fourth consecutive UMAC regular season conference championship with a 15-1 record. The Lady Yellow Jackets are 63-1 in regular season games since joining the league.

The Lady Yellow Jackets’ point guard, Carpenter finished in the top 20 nationally in Division III in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio. There are 448 Division III schools.

Wisconsin- Superior recently completed the year with a 24-3 record, the best winning percentage in school history. It is the fourth straight, 20-win season for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Carpenter, who led her team in minutes played, averaged 9.6 points per game during the 2018-2019 campaign, third best for UWS. She led the Lady Yellow Jackets in three-point field goals made with 51 and was second in the UMAC in three-point percentage, hitting at a 43 percent clip in league contests.

Fellow Lady Yellow Jacket players Hannah Norlin and Eva Reinertsen were selected First Team All-UMAC. Norlin was tabbed as the UMAC Player of the Year and Head Coach Zach Otto-Fisher was named Co-Coach of the Year in the league.

The All-UMAC squads were comprised of 5 players on the first team, 5 players on the second team, and 7 honorable mention selections.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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