The 2006-07 Canada West women’s basketball all-star teams and post-season honours were announced by the conference on Wednesday, February 28. The University of Manitoba Bisons had one player named to a major award and two players selected to the conference’s two post-season teams.

Rachel Hart was named Canada West Defensive Player of the Year

has been selected as 2006-07 Canada West Defensive Player
of the Year.

21, finished her fourth season with the Bisons and continues to
put up impressive numbers on both the defensive and offensive ends
of the court. Hart not only was second on the team in scoring and
tenth in Canada West at 13.7 points per game but she was responsible
with the task of playing defense against the top players every game
in the Canada West season. This is evident in her Canada West stats
during the regular conference season as the Hamilton, ON native
was tenth with 50.0% field goal percentage, 11th in rebounding (6.2)
and fifth with 4.14 assists per game. Hart was first in free throw
percentage at 90.3% and is second in conference steals with 3.41,
In addition, she was fifth in conference assists/turnover ratio
at 1.57 and 13th in defensive boards (4.18) while playing in 28.95
minutes per game, 15th most in the conference.

women’s head coach Pam
stated, “Rachel’s defence is a major contributor to our
team’s success. Rachel is often called upon to guard our opponent’s
best offensive players and is capable of switching defensive assignments
in mid-game. Although she is only 5’8”, Rachel is frequently assigned
to guard much bigger players and she has developed into one of the
best post defenders in our league.”

Sarah Holder was named as a Canada West Second Team All-StarIn
addition both Sarah
and Hart were named as Canada West Second Team All-Star.
Holder finished her five year career and was also named conference
second team all-star last season and was named to the Canada West
All-Rookie Team in 2002-03. Hart was selected as Canada West Second
Team All-Star in 2004-05 season.

led the team and stood eighth with 14.3 points per game. She was
tied for seventh in conference with 7.1 rebounds per game and Holder
was eighth in conference steals at 2.45. The Winnipeg native was
ninth with 0.77 conference blocks per game and Holder was ninth
in Canada West with 4.86 defensive rebounds per game. She added
a game-high 28 points in her final playoff match versus Winnipeg
in Divisional Final.

scored 1063 points in five years of conference play as a Bison and
added 505 rebounds.

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