Koupal is first 3-time NCC MVP South Dakota's Mandy Koupal has been named the North Central Conference MVP for the third straight year and is one of two Coyotes named to the all-league team on Tuesday, according to an announcement by the NCC office.
Koupal, a native of Wagner, is the first, three-time MVP in league history. The senior All-American is also just the fifth player in league history to be named All-NCC all four of her seasons. Koupal averaged 24.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game and 26.1 points and 12.6 rebounds in conference games only.
Koupal also has earned the Daktronics Inc., North Central Region Most Valuable Player honors for the second straight season.
South Dakota senior point guard Stacy Schooley, a native of Watertown, was named the All-NCC team for the first time. In addition, senior guard Erin Bourne and sophomore guard Meghan Woster earned honorable mention All-NCC honors. Woster was also tabbed NCC Newcomer of the Year.
Schooley, a native of Watertown, averaged 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 23 games this season. Bourne, originally of Sauk Rapids, MN, averaged 8.4 points and had 58 three-pointers. She hit 41.7 percent from three-point range.
Woster, Sioux Falls, averaged 8.9 points, 4.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. She was third in league assist/turnover ratio (1.82), fifth in assists (4.39) and sixth in three-point percentage (45.5 percent).
Other honors handed out by the NCC included Amy Ruley of NDSU winning Coach of the Year honors. North Dakota's Cara Demaine and SDSU's Heather Sieler were named NCC Defensive Players of the Year. St. Cloud State's Erika Quigley earned league Freshman of the Year honors.