Player of the Year Brooke Olson headlines 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America team

ATLANTA (March 17, 2023) – Brooke Olson of the University of Minnesota Duluth is the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Player of the Year and headlines the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

"The WBCA is pleased to name Brooke Olson as the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Player of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “She is most deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Brooke for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game during the 2022-23 season.”

Here are the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-Americans:




Hannah Belanger

Truman State University

Samantha Bowman

Central Washington University

Breanna Campbell

Glenville State College

Grace Foster

Lubbock Christian University

Ariel Jones

Shippensburg University

Sydney Kin

University of Tampa

Dawnyel Lair

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Brooke Littrell

University of Central Missouri

Brooke Olson

University of Minnesota Duluth

Annie Roshak

Ashland University

 “We congratulate remaining members of the 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America team as well,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to an elite level of competition. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have also lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2023 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:




Lytoya Baker

Le Moyne College

Kaylee DaMitz-Holt

Drury University

Aislinn Duffy

Augustana University

Rana Elhusseini

Edinboro University

Nicole Flennaugh

California State University, Los Angeles

Erin Fry

Regis University

Ashley Ingram

Texas Woman's University

Jaclyn Jarnot

University of West Florida

Tre'Zure Jobe

Emporia State University

Leah Johnson

West Chester University

Mackenzie Johnson

Young Harris College

Sawyer Lloyd

Angelo State University

Caroline Martin

University of North Georgia

Haley Meinel

Thomas Jefferson University

Sofia Persson

Eckerd College

Samantha Pirosko

Gannon University

Haley Schubert

Lee University

Emily Spitzley

Grand Valley State University

Abby Spurgin

Hawaii Pacific University

Ashley Steffeck

Colorado School of Mines

Lacy Stokes

Missouri Southern State University

Melijah Sullivan

University of Tampa

Jami Tham

Tusculum University

Adriana Timberlake

Southern New Hampshire University

Taylor Tomlinson

American International College

Bryanna Troutman

Wingate University

Brooke Walling

Western Washington University

Maggie Whitmore

Bentley University

Braelyn Wykle

Carson-Newman University

Kaitlyn Zarycki

Saginaw Valley State University

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

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