Valley City Times-Record
Diemert and Dieterle named NSAA All-Conference
Valley City State's Ashlyn Diemert, Taryn Dieterle and Emma Nielsen have earned North Star Athletic Association postseason awards, the conference office announced Friday during an awards ceremony in Watertown, S.D. where the NSAA Final Four will commence Saturday.
Diemert was named Second Team All-Conference and Dieterle earned Honorable Mention All-Conference for the 2022-23 season. Emma Nielsen was named VCSU's Champion of Character.
Ashlyn Diemert earned Second Team All-Conference after leading the Vikings in scoring this season, averaging 11.3 points per game overall and 14 points per game in conference play. She averages four rebounds per game and totaled 38 assists and 36 steals on the season. The West Fargo, N.D. native scored the game winning basket at the buzzer as a part of a career-best 23-point effort at Viterbo on Feb. 4. Diemert was also named the North Star's Freshman of the Year last season.
Taryn Dieterle was named Honorable Mention All-Conference for the second straight season. Dieterle averaged 11.1 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field for the Vikings. The Valley City native grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game and added 33 total assists this season. She scored a season-high 21 points in a non-conference victory over Presentation College on Nov. 19.
Emma Nielsen was named VCSU's Champion of Character, awarded to a student-athlete who best represents the NAIA's five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Jordan Zrust of Mayville State was voted as the North Star Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Caitlin Dyer of Dakota State was selected as the conference's Freshman of the Year. Her teammate Elsie Aslesen was honored as the league's Defensive Player of the Year. Samantha Oase of Dickinson State was named as the NSAA's Newcomer of the Year.
David Moe of Dakota State was voted as the North Star's Coach of the Year award for the fourth straight year.