SEWARD, Neb. – For the second year in a row, Concordia University women’s basketball star student-athlete Philly Lammers has been named the Midlands Female Athlete of the Year by the Omaha World-Herald. The news outlet recognized Lammers as the 2020 award winner along with Shandra Farmer of Hastings. Lammers is the first Bulldog athlete ever to collect the honor multiple times. Prior to Lammers, Bailey Morris also garnered the award in 2015.
Lammers told the World-Herald, “There’s not a part of it that I’m not going to miss. Even just running lines and conditioning, the camaraderie when you’re around people working toward a common goal is something I always appreciated with being on a basketball team.”
In mid-June, the Lincoln Journal Star tabbed Lammers as its State College Women’s Athlete of the Year. As a senior alone, the Omaha native and Millard West High School product 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).
Lammers 2019-20 honors
· NAIA First Team All-American
· GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
· First Team All-GPAC
· Omaha World-Herald Midlands Female Athlete of the Year
· Lincoln Journal Star State College Women’s Athlete of the Year
· Concordia Female Senior Athlete of the Year
· Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorary Captain
· CoSIDA Academic All-District / All-America