SOURCE: UNIpanthers.com | March 10, 2011
University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball junior, Jacqui Kalin, has been named the 2011 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year – becoming the first-ever Panther in league history to earn this award. Kalin is the league leader in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) and free throw percentage (.921), ranks third in scoring (15.1), seventh in three-point field goals made (1.8) and eighth in assists (3.1).
Kalin helped UNI clinch it first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title in program history, as the Panthers finished the regular-season with a 24-5 overall record, including a 17-1 mark in league play, securing their best overall and conference records in school history. UNI is also currently riding a 16-game winning streak into the State Farm MVC Tournament, also its best string of consecutive wins in school history. She has recorded double-digit scoring efforts in all but two games this season, including 20 of the last 21 games. Kalin has a current streak of 39 consecutive free throws made, and her .921 free-throw percentage ranks third in NCAA Division I. She has dished out three or more assists while committing zero turnovers on eight occasions this season, and her 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks fourth in NCAA Division I.
[ Jaqui Kalin (Northern Iowa) is a five (5) time graduate of PGC Basketball having attend Think The Game, Essentials, Advanced Concepts and the College/Pro session twice. Kalin is in the process of completing the final requirements to earn her PGC degree. ]
Also, UNI’s Tanya Warren was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
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