Senior guard Jori Peters and freshman forward Ashayla Powers of the Chadron State College women’s basketball team were named to the 2021-22 RMAC Honorable Mention list, which was announced by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tuesday afternoon.
Peters, from Mitchell, Neb., was the team’s anchor in 2021. She spent 821 minutes on the court this season, averaging 31.6 minutes per game. She finished the season with a 1.27 assist to turnover ratio and team-highs of 79 assists and 29 steals.
The four-year starter leaves behind a legacy of unmatched endurance and superior ball-handling skills. She remains the holder of the highest free throw percentage in a season in program history (90.2% in 2019-20).
Powers, from Longmont, Colo., had a breakout season in 2021. Ranking eighth in the RMAC with 347 points at 13.9 points per game, she helped lead the Eagles to their best conference record in five years. She also led the team with 43.8% field goals made, 118 free throws made, and 75.2% free throws made, as well as 48 offensive rebounds and 103 defensive rebounds for 151 total boards.
Powers also landed a buzzer-beater to give the Eagles a thrilling 63-61 win over Adams State back in February.
Daniella Turner of Colorado Mesa was named the 2021-22 RMAC Player of the Year. Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Ashley Steffeck of Colorado School of Mines and Freshman of the Year was given to Haylee Weathersby of Black Hills State. Colorado School of Mines’ Brittany Simpson is the RMAC Coach of the Year.