ATLANTA (March 25, 2019) – Hailey Diestelkamp of Drury University is the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Player of the Year and headlines the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America team, announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today.

Diestelkamp averaged 8.9 rebounds and 21 points per game while shooting 52.1 percent from the field this season. She helped lead the Lady Panthers to an undefeated regular season and scored 28 points against Bellarmine to bring the school its third-consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference championship. The junior was selected for first team all-conference honors. She was named the GLVC tournament’s most valuable player for the second year in a row. Last season, she led Drury in points with 490 and in the 2016 season she was named the GLVC Freshman of the Year.

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 Hailey Diestelkamp as the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Player of the Year,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “Hailey has played an integral role in guiding her team to an extraordinary season and is very deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Hailey for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game.”

Here are the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-Americans:



Seairra Barrett

California University of Pennsylvania

Marissa Brown

West Liberty University

Hailey Diestelkamp

Drury University

Camille Giardina

Florida Southern College

Lexy Hightower

West Texas A&M University

Jessica Kelliher

Lewis University

Alexy Mollenhauer

Anderson University

Hailey Tucker

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Dana Watts

American International College

Mikayla Williams

University of California - San Diego

“The 10 members of the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their accomplishments this season,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate themselves and their teams to an elite level and through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2019 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Michaela Barnes

Edinboro University

Daejah Bernard

Drury University

Ay’Anna Bey

Benedict College

Cassidy Boensch

Grand Valley State University

Toni Brewer

University of West Florida

Addy Clift

Oklahoma Christian University

Marquita Daniels

Angelo State University

Natalie Diaz

Dominican University

Jaylyn Duran

Colorado Mesa University

Raziyah Farrington

University of Charleston

Anja Fuchs-Robetin

Florida Southern College

Savanna Hanson

Azusa Pacific University

Jessica Harris

Lander University

Felecity Havens

University of Mount Olive

Jodi Johnson

Ashland University

Tyra Jones

Emporia State University

Tatyana Legette

Fort Hays State University

Ellie Logan

Northwest Nazarene University

Kylie Lorenzen

Southern New Hampshire University

Shareka McNeill

Virginia Union University

Halee Nieman

University of West Florida

Haris Price

Carson-Newman University

Hayden Priddy

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Paige Redmond

University of Central Missouri

McKayla Roberts

Le Moyne College

Olivia Robertson

Lubbock Christian University

Alex Thomas

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Hannah Wandersee

University of Alaska - Anchorage

Kianna Wynn

Barton College

Irisa Ye

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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.