KANSAS CITY, MO. – The awards for the Iowa Wesleyan College women’s basketball team continue to come in as junior Jessi Beachey (Fisher, Ill.) was named a First Team NAIA Division II All-American on Tuesday.
Beachey is the first IWC player to get first team All-American honors since Linda Froman in 1989. She is Iowa Wesleyan’s 20th different All-American in school history, seventh since the school was competing exclusively against four-year colleges, and she is the fourth different player to receive national honors under Head Coach Steve Williamson.
A junior college transfer this year from Parkland CC in Champaign, Ill., Beachey finished the season averaging 17.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, shooting 58.1% from the field and 77.5% from the free throw line. The 6-2 forward led the Midwest Collegiate Conference in scoring and was second in field goal percentage and also ranked 19th nationally in scoring and sixth nationally in FG%, and was named MCC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.
Beachey led the Tigers to a 27-8 record this season and a trip to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament. IWC set school records this season for wins and most wins in a row (16), and its two wins and Elite 8 appearance in the national tourney was the furthest advancement in the NAIA tournament in school history. The Tigers finished their season Saturday with an 89-72 loss to Northwestern (Iowa) College in the quarterfinals to the team that eventually won the national championship.
For more information regarding the IWC basketball programs or any of the Tiger athletic teams, contact sports information director Adam Glatczak (319-385-6306 phone; 319-385-6384 FAX; email@example.com e-mail) or log on to IWC's athletics web site at www.iwc.edu/athletics.
NAIA Division II All-American Teams