Head Coach Kari Pickens and forward Annie Roshak given Division II awards

The Eagles continues to receive hardware in the 2022-2022 season


Brynn Meisse

Head Coach Kari Pickens embraces her husband’s hug after winning the Midwest Region.

Ethan Jenkins, Reporter

Before the Ashland University women’s basketball team goes to St. Joseph, Missouri for the Elite Eight, Division II awards were named on Friday, March 17.

Head Coach Kari Pickens was awarded the Division II Coach of the Year. In her fifth season with the team, Pickens has the Eagles sitting at the No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight with an undefeated record.

The Eagles also were able to take home a Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship and a Midwest Regional Championship in the past few weeks.

Currently sitting at 34-0, Pickens has her squad winning by an average of 25.1 points per game. Along with being one of the top teams in the nation in points per game, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and assist-to-turnover ratio.

In other award news, Annie Roshak, who averages a team-leading 14.1 points, was named to the coach’s All-America team.

Roshak is 3rd in the whole nation in FG% at 63.9%, and additionally adds 5.4 rebounds per contest.

Roshak and Pickens look to continue their perfect season with a win against UT Tyler in the Elite Eight, on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. EST.

AU Eagle forward Annie Roshak drives to the baseline. (Brynn Meisse)