INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BGSU Athletic Communications) --
Bowling Green State University senior Lauren Prochaska has earned honorable-mention accolades on the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team for 2010-11. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm made the announcement in conjunction with Final Four activities in Indianapolis.
Prochaska, who earns the honor for the second straight season, is the fourth BGSU player in the last five years to earn honorable mention to the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. Kate Achter earned the award three seasons ago, while Ali Mann had been so recognized in 2006-07.
The WBCA announced the 10-member All-America Team from a group of 40 finalists (including Prochaska). The All-America Team consists of Danielle Adams from Texas A&M, Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame, Brittney Griner of Baylor, Amber Harris of Xavier, Shenise Johnson of Miami (Fla.), Jantel Lavender of Ohio State, Maya Moore of Connecticut, Nneka Ogwumike of Stanford, Shekinna Stricklen of Tennessee and Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga.
The 10-member team was decided by a selection committee at an in-person meeting held during the 2011 WBCA National Convention.
"The coaches who were selected by their peers to choose this year's State Farm Coaches' All-America Team debated for one-and-a-half days, which is the longest deliberation I can recall in my 15 years with this organization," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "Their commitment and hard work is a testament to the forethought, conscientiousness and professionalism of the committee."
The remaining 30 players, including Prochaska, earned honorable mention. Prochaska, for the second-straight season, was the only Mid-American Conference player on the list.
Prochaska, a native of Plain City, Ohio (Jonathan Alder H.S.), had yet another stellar season for the Falcons. She finishes her career as arguably the top player in program history.
This season, she led the team in scoring with 17.9 points per game, and also had 5.9 rebounds per contest. She finished second on the team in rebounding, assists, steals and blocked shots.
Prochaska was named to the All-MAC First Team for the third consecutive year, after earning second-team honors as a freshman in 2007-08. She was named the MAC Player of the Year as both a sophomore and a junior. This year, Prochaska was named the MAC Tournament's MVP for the second-straight season after helping the Falcons to a second consecutive conference tourney crown.
In early February, Prochaska became the top scorer in school history. She ended her career with 2,290 points, ranking third in MAC history. In addition to points, Prochaska set school records for three-point field goals made (310, second in MAC history), free throws made (626), free-throw percentage (90.6%), games started (135) and consecutive games started (135). Prochaska, who started every game since arriving in Northwest Ohio, finished her career ranked among the top-five players in NCAA Division-I history in free-throw pct.
Prochaska also became just the seventh player in BGSU history to pull down 800 career rebounds, surpassing the mark in the Falcons' MAC Tournament semifinal-round win over Central Michigan. She ended her career with 813 career boards.
Prochaska is the first player in BGSU history to have scored over 500 points in each of her four seasons. Additionally, she is part of a senior class that has helped the Falcons to a total of 110 wins in their careers to date. BGSU went 110-25 over the last four seasons, the third-highest four-year win total in school - and MAC - history.
The Falcons of head coach Curt Miller won the MAC's East Division, earning a divisional crown for the seventh-straight season. After capturing a second consecutive MAC Tournament title, BGSU advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 11th time in program history and the fifth time in the last seven seasons. BG finished the season with an overall record of 28-5 and a MAC mark of 13-3.