March 17, 2016

Uchtman & Wisdom Named as NAIA DII All-Americans

Brandy Uchtman The 2015-16 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America Committee, were recently announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). 

The College of the Ozarks women’s basketball team had two players named to the DII All-America team--senior forward Brandy Uchtman (Fordland, Mo.) was named Second Team All-American and junior guard Hannah Wisdom (Urbana, Mo.) received Honorable Mention All-American recognition.

Brandy Uchtman has been an integral part of the Lady Bobcats’ success over her career.  Playing in 136 games, she has scored a career total 1,412 points with a field goal percentage of 45.7.  Uchtman is one of the most versatile, athletic players in Lady Cat history, with the ability to play inside as well as shoot the three.  Having red-shirted her freshman year while acclimating to college life and collegiate basketball, Uchtman learned leadership and gained an understanding of what it means to play at C of O from the senior class, who led the team to the National Championship game.  In turn, Brandy has led her team by setting the tone of the expectations involved in being a Lady Bobcat both on and off the floor. During the 2015-16 season, Uchtman joined the 1,000 point club during the Lady Cats’ home opener win over Missouri Baptist.  She went on to score a total of 441 points on the season, along with 179 rebounds, 50 assists, and 19 steals.  Lady Cats’ head coach Becky Vest stated, “I am very proud of Brandy’s accomplishments this season.  I am thrilled for Brandy to not only be named the A.I.I. Conference Player of the Year, but to cap off her senior season being named an NAIA Second-Team All-American.  She joins a lengthy list of Lady Cat greats to receive this prestigious honor.”

Hannah WisdomHannah Wisdom, completing her third season as a Lady Bobcat, is a tenacious and pesky player on the floor, making a difference in each of the Cats’ games. She is quick, possesses a lethal jump shot, and is extremely competitive. During her 2015-16 season, Wisdom provided her team with 363 points, gathered 118 rebounds, dished out 80 assists, and collected 31 steals.  Her career stats to date leave her just 40 points short of the 1,000 mark and also include 376 rebounds, 276 assists, and 105 steals.  “I am proud of Hannah for her selection as an Honorable Mention All-American, in addition to her A.I.I. Conference First Team accolades and Defensive Player of the Year recognition,” commented Coach Vest.  “We are excited to see what Hannah accomplishes in her final season after a superb junior year.” 

Congratulations to Brandy Uchtman and Hannah Wisdom!

 

Pictured:  #10 Brandy Uchtman and #22 Hannah Wisdom



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