Four Bulldogs honored as 2023-24 CSC All-District award winners

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 26, 2024 in Women's Basketball

2023-24 Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Teams

SEWARD, Neb. – A quartet of Bulldogs represented the Concordia University Women’s Basketball program on the honor roll released on Tuesday (March 26) by College Sports Communicators (CSC). The organization recognized seniors Kendal Brigham and Sadie Powell, junior Abby Heemstra and sophomore Kristin Vieselmeyer as 2023-24 Academic All-District® Team award winners. Brigham and Powell have garnered honors from CSC for the second time in their careers while Heemstra and Vieselmeyer are first-time CSC award winners.

The 2023-24 Academic All-District® Women’s Basketball Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in order to be nominated for this award. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA — for each gender.

Also an NAIA Scholar-Athlete, the Wahoo, Neb., native Brigham earned Honorable Mention All-GPAC accolades in her fourth season as a Bulldog. Brigham averaged 11.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 2023-24. She also shot 44.9 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from 3-point range and 86.4 percent from the foul line. Brigham has totaled 921 points, 264 rebounds, 244 assists and 118 steals over her four collegiate seasons. Brigham is a Marketing major.

A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native, Powell has been a key varsity contributor in each of her four seasons. She is a three-time All-GPAC honoree and was named to the conference’s first team in 2023-24. Powell averaged 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season. She shot 44.1 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from 3-point range and 82.6 percent from the foul line. In her four seasons, Powell tallied 1,083 points, 509 rebounds, 152 assists and 145 steals in 121 games. Powell is a Biology major.

Heemstra, who hails from Rock Valley, Iowa, played in all 34 games this past season and averaged 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as a key figure off the bench. She shot 50 percent (70-for-140) from the field on the campaign. In 95 career games, Heemstra has totaled 468 points and 333 rebounds. She is an Elementary Education major.

The third of three Vieselmeyer sisters to compete for the Bulldogs, Kristin averaged 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. She also shot 44.7 percent from the floor. The Holyoke, Colo., native has accumulated 359 points and 202 rebounds in 66 games at Concordia. She is an Exercise Science major.

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced on April 16.