SEWARD, Neb. – The Lincoln Journal Star has recognized Concordia University Women’s Basketball All-American Philly Lammers with a prestigious honor. On Thursday (June 18), the media outlet chose Lammers as its State College Women’s Athlete of the Year. Lammers is the seventh Bulldog all-time to be selected for this award (including all Concordia sports), which was first handed out in 1987.
An Omaha native and product of Millard West High School, Lammers has pretty much done it all during her four years at Concordia. As Lammers told the Journal Star, “I absolutely enjoyed every moment of my senior year and couldn't ask for a better group of girls in my class or a better team, and I'm incredibly grateful for all of the moments that we shared together and all of the memories that we made over the years.”
As a senior alone, Lammers was also named an NAIA First Team All-American, GPAC Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-GPAC and honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Team. As a Bulldog, Lammers appeared in 146 collegiate games and helped the program to a four-year record of 137-10 during a stretch that also included four GPAC regular-season titles, four GPAC tournament championships and a national title. The four-time first team All-GPAC selection and four-time NAIA All-American concluded her career with school all-time rankings of second in points (2,033), second in blocked shots (181), third in rebounds (1,026) and fourth in steals (357).
Previous Concordia State College Women’s Athletes of the Year were Liz King (track and field) in 2016, Bailey Morris (basketball) in 2015, Sarah Kortze (cross country/track and field) in 2013, Molly Engel (cross country/track and field) in 2005, Stephanie Schilke (basketball) in 1998 and Carol Bailey (track and field) in 1990.
Lammers 2019-20 honors
· NAIA First Team All-American
· GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
· First Team All-GPAC
· Lincoln Journal Star State College Women’s Athlete of the Year
· Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorary Captain
· CoSIDA Academic All-District / All-America