The 2019-20 Canada West (CW) women's basketball all-star and all-rookie teams were announced by the conference on Thursday, with two Bisons being selected for their exceptional play.
Fourth-year guard Taylor Randall was selected to the CW Third Team All-Stars for the third consecutive season, while first-year guard Lauren Bartlett was selected to the All-Rookie Team.
Randall, 22, continued to round out her game in her fourth year at Manitoba as she earns her third straight selection to the CW Third Team All-Stars (2017-18; 2018-19). The Dundas, ON native led the Bisons and finished seventh in the conference in points per game (18.0) while also shooting 34.3 percent on three-pointers. Randall's 70 assists also put her seventh in CW, while her 40 steals ranked ninth.
"Getting an all-star selection multiple years in a row is no easy task in our competitive conference," said Bisons head coach Michele Sung. "Taylor continues to find ways to have offensive output and she made huge improvements to her defensive and leadership game this year. Her all-star recognition shows the consistency she has put into her improvement the last three years."
Bartlett, 18, quickly had an impact on the Bisons, forming a great backcourt pairing with Randall in her first season. The Oak Park Raiders alum made history with her outside shooting, as her 46.9 three-point percentage ranks in the top 15 all-time seasons in CW history and finished atop the conference this season.
The 5'4" Winnipeg native averaged 10.2 points per game, while finishing sixth in the conference in assists (71) and ninth in steals (40).
"Lauren had a great first year — she allowed us to play at a faster pace offensively and gave our scoring a more rounded look by distributing the ball," said Sung. "Her work ethic and team-first attitude are something we look forward to building the future of our program around."
The Bisons finished their 2019-20 season with a record of 9-11 and qualified for the conference playoffs for the third straight year.