Two Chadron State College basketball players were among those receiving recognition during the post-season voting by Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches.
Senior guard Kalli Feddersen of Rawlins, Wyo., was placed on the women’s second-team and junior guard Jaisean Jackson was given honorable mention on the men’s team. They were the Eagles’ leading scorers.
Feddersen also was a second-team all-RMAC choice a year ago. This past season, she averaged 15.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists to rank among the top 10 in the conference in each category for the second year in a row.
More specifically, this year she tied for third in scoring, eighth in rebounding and fourth in assists among women in the RMAC. She scored in double-digits in 24 of CSC’s 28 games with a high of 27 against Adams State.
She also registered seven double-doubles in scoring and rebounding.
Among Feddersen’s fortes was driving to the basket, drawing fouls and cashing in at the free throw line. This past season, she made 194 of 237 free throws for 81.9 percent, seventh best in the RMAC, and by far and away the most foul shots taken and made in the conference.
No one else went to the line more than 126 times and or made more than 103 free throws.
Feddersen’s number of free throws made breaks the Chadron State women’s single-season record set by Lorna Dahlgren of 191 in 1994-95. The next most was 179 by Lacy Orpin the same season.
Feddersen also went to the charity stripe often in 2016-17 after she transferred to CSC from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Her free throw stats last year were 134 of 167 for 80.2 percent.
Her two-year free throw figures of 328 of 404 for 81.2 percent rank second among the Lady Eagles’ most accurate shooters from the line during their careers behind only Michigan native Mary Perrien, who was 284 of 344 for 82.6 percent in the late 1980s.
The only other CSC women who have made at least 80 percent of their free throws during their careers are Sunni Busch, who sank 299 of 369 for 81 percent 2006-09, and Kaitlin Petri, who was 273 of 341 for exactly 80 percent 2009-12.
Like Feddersen, Jackson served as the Eagles’ primary point guard. He shot 45.3 percent from the field and made 75 of 110 free throws for 68.2 percent while averaging 12.5 points a game. He scored at least 20 point four times, topped by 26 in the season finale against South Dakota Mines.
A graduate of Eaglecrest High in the Denver area, Jackson also led the Eagles in assists with 84. He came to CSC in the fall of 2016, after playing two years at South Dakota Mines. He had to sit out the 2016-17 season because he transferred from another RMAC school and will be a senior on next year’s Chadron State team.
The RMAC first-team all-conference players are:
Women’s First-Team All-RMAC
Molly Rohrer, CSU-P, Jr.; +Katie Cunningham, CSU-P, Sr.; #Vivian Gray, Fort Lewis, Fr.; Tuiluisu Anderson, CSU-P, Sr.; Emily Bailey, Colo. Mines, Sr.; Rachel Erickson, BHSU, Sr.; Denise Gonzales, Westminster, Jr.; Georgia Ohrdorf, Metro, Sr.; Astrea Reed, Fort Lewis, Sr.; Erin Reischle, Mesa, Sr.
Men’s First-Team All-RMAC
Dayon Goodman, Westminster, Sr.; +Dexter Sienko, Regis, Sr.; Rasmus Bach, Fort Lewis, Sr.; Ben Beauchamp, Black Hills, Sr.; Will Newman, CSU-P, Sr.; Connor Nichols, Mesa, Jr.; Elijah Ross, Colorado Springs, Jr.; Luke Schroepfer, CSM, Sr.; Brandon Sly, Adams, Sr.; Cameron Williams, Metro, Sr.
Offensive Player of Year. +Defensive Player of Year. #Freshman of Year. (Men’s Freshman of Year—Michael, Glen, Colo. Mines,)