Raelyn Woock (left), Denzel Smith (center) and Amanda Kudick (right) earned All-American honors from the USCAA for their on-court performances this season.
By Benjamin Wideman / Director of Media Relations and Sports Information
Three Silver Lake College basketball players earned All-American recognition from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association during its annual banquet on March 1 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
On the women's team, senior forward Raelyn Woock of Burnett was named second-team All-American, while junior guard Amanda Kudick of Kewaunee was named honorable mention All-American.
"We couldn't have made it to the national championships without them," said Mike Flentje, head coach of the SLC women's team, which last week competed in the USCAA Basketball National Championships for the first time in two decades. "They're both captains for us, and we rely on them as quarterbacks on the floor."
During the regular season, Woock led the Lakers in per-game points (12.5), rebounds (10.4), blocks (1.5) and free-throw percentage (83.9). Her 37 blocked shots ranked second nationally in the USCAA, and her rebounds and free-throw percentage ranked third nationally. She added eight more blocked shots in two games at the national championships.
Meanwhile, Kudick led the Lakers during the regular season in per-game assists (4.5), steals (2.7) and minutes (27.8), and was third on the team in points (9.4) and rebounds (5.8). Nationally, she ranked eighth in assists and ninth in steals in the USCAA. In two games at the national championships, she had 17 points and 15 rebounds.
On the men's team, senior guard Denzel Smith of Kenosha was named honorable mention All-American.
"Denzel is one of the most offensively skilled players I have ever coached or played with," said Derek Domino, head coach of the SLC men's team.
Smith scored 85 points in back-to-back games in January. He had 30 points against Maranatha Baptist on Jan. 19, and two days later poured in 55 points against UW-Marinette.
During the regular season, he led the Lakers in scoring with 17.1 points per game, and also had 5.5 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game.