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Watch now: Millikin's Olivia Lett and Elyce Knudsen honored by Women's Basketball Coaches Association

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Millikin University's women’s head basketball coach Olivia Lett (right) and freshman guard Elyce Knudsen (left) were honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in the organization's season ending awards. 

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DECATUR — Millikin University's women’s head basketball coach Olivia Lett and freshman guard Elyce Knudsen were honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Wednesday when the organization announced its 2020-21 awards. 

Lett was named a United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year finalist after leading Millikin to an 11-3 record and winning the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Basketball Tournament championship.

Lett was one of seven Regional Coaches of the Year that made up the finalist group. Brian Moorehouse of Hope College was named the Coach of the Year.

Knudsen was selected 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention. Earlier this month, Knudsen was named the D3hoops.com Central Region Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-Central Region Second Team.

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In March, Knudsen was named the CCIW Newcomer of the Year and was a unanimous All-Conference first team selection. Knudsen ranked as the third leading scorer in the CCIW, averaging 18.5 points per game. She scored 241 points on the season with 57 rebounds, 34 assists and 32 steals. Knudsen was named the CCIW Player of the Week twice during the season and scored 31 points in the CCIW Tournament championship game win over Illinois Wesleyan. 


Contact Matthew Flaten at (217) 421-6968. Follow him on Twitter: @MattFlaten

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