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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Grafton's Carlee Sieben receives conference player of the year honor at Concordia

Mar. 1—GRAND FORKS — Carlee Sieben scored more than 2,000 points in high school at Grafton, where she went to two state championship games and won a title in 2021.

Now, Sieben is producing at a high level at the NCAA Division III level.

The junior guard with Concordia College in Moorhead was recently named the MIAC Offensive Player of the Year.

The last Concordia player to receive the top conference award was Emily Thesing in 2013. Sieben is the seventh Cobber to receive the league's top honor in program history.

Concordia is advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. Concordia finished second in the MIAC regular-season standings.

Concordia finished the year with a 20-5 record in all games and an 18-2 mark against MIAC opponents.

Sieben, who started her college career at UND, was the team's main outside shooting threat for the entire MIAC campaign. Sieben was second in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (39.1) and tied for second in 3-point field goals per game (2.3). She was fifth on the league's scoring list. Sieben averaged 14.2 points per game in the 20 league games.

Sieben also finished in the Top 5 of the MIAC in assists and free throw percentage. She was fourth in helpers with a 3.3 assists per game average. Sieben was the third-best free throw shooter in conference play. She led Concordia with an 84.8% success rate.

Sieben scored at least 10 points in 15 of the 20 MIAC contests. She posted 20 points on three occasions and scored a season-high 23 points at home against Hamline.

Grafton's Dalton Albrecht of Bemidji State was honored by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Albrecht, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, was named to the NSIC Second Team.

Albrecht paced the Beavers and the NSIC with 208 rebounds this season and ranked second in all of Division II.

He averaged a double-double with 16.9 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.

Albrecht recorded a league-high 14 double-doubles throughout the season, the fourth-most in DII.

His 601 career rebounds are No. 7 in BSU history. He's one of 21 Beavers to reach 1,000 career points. He sits in 14th all-time in scoring at BSU with 1,212 career points.

UND's Kenna Curry earned a bid to the NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw.

The women's weight throw will take place on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Track at New Balance in Boston.

By qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships, Curry became just the third Fighting Hawk to qualify for the meet in UND's Division I history.

She joins Molli Detloff and Kyley Foster, who both qualified for the national meet in 2019. Detloff finished 11th in the weight throw with a toss of 67-9 1/2 (20.66m) and Foster was 10th in the pole vault with a height of 13-7 3/4 (4.16m) at that meet.

Curry's throw of 71-6 1/4 (21.80m) at the SDSU Indoor Classic earlier this season qualified her for the National Championship meet. In Brookings, Curry's throw won the invitational weight throw title and moved her up to No. 2 in school history.

The Elk Point, S.D., native qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships by having one of the top 16 marks overall in the nation at the end of the regular season. Curry has the No. 15 throw nationally heading into the championships and is seeded No. 14.

Minnesota Crookston women's basketball player Emma Miller, a sophomore guard from Albertville, Minn., was named to the All-NSIC Second Team.

Miller earns back-to-back All-NSIC nods, after earning All-NSIC First Team accolades as a freshman. Miller is the first Golden Eagle women's basketball player to earn consecutive All-NSIC designations since Katrina Nordick and Alexa Thielman in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Miller became the program's 13th player to score 1,000 points in the final tilt of the 2023-24 season. She has 1,006 career points, the fastest player in the program's Division II history to score 1,000.

Miller averaged 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game as a sophomore. She had 23 double-digit scoring performances, with eight games over 20 points.

Miller was the 2022-23 NSIC Freshman of the Year.

UMC men's player Blaize Sagna was named all-NSIC Second Team.

The London, England native finished fifth in the NSIC in scoring at 20.9 points per game and had seven 30-point games on the season.

Sagna has announced on social media he intends to enter the transfer portal.