DaMitz (Pitt State) named MIAA Freshman of the Year

DaMitz averaged 4.6 assists per game
DaMitz (Pitt State) named MIAA Freshman of the Year


Four members of the Pittsburg State University women’s basketball team – senior guard Shelby Lopez, sophomore guard Maya Williams, freshman guard Kaylee DaMitz and junior forward Athena Alvarado – garnered All-MIAA honors Tuesday (Mar. 5).

Lopez was selected to the second-team All-MIAA squad, while Williams earned third-team All-MIAA honors. DaMitz and Alvarado were tabbed to the honorable mention All-MIAA list, while DaMitz also was voted the MIAA’s Freshman of the Year.

Lopez, a Wichita native, has averaged 11.0 points per game this season. She ranks 10th in the MIAA in in 3-point field goals (48, 1.7 pg). Lopez has scored 1,068 points (8.6 ppg) and made 206 career 3-point field goals. She ranks third all-time in Pitt State history in career 3-point field goals. Lopez becomes a two-time All-MIAA performer after earning honorable mention All-MIAA honors as a sophomore in 2016-17.

Williams has averaged a team-leading 12.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season. The Carthage, Mo., native ranks 14 th in the MIAA in rebounding.

DaMitz has averaged 9.1 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game on the season. The Preston, Mo., native leads the MIAA in assist/turnover ratio and ranks second in the league in assists.

Alvarado, a Wichita native, has averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game on the year. She ranks 11th in the MIAA in rebounding, and is seventh in the MIAA in blocked shots (1.5 bpg).

Pitt State finished the regular season with a 21-7 overall record and a 13-6 mark in MIAA play. The Gorillas earned the No. 6 seed in the 2019 MIAA Postseason Tournament. Pitt State will face No. 3 seed Lindenwood University Friday (Mar. 8) at Municipal Auditorium at Kansas City, Mo.