The Wabash Valley College Lady Warriors concluded the 2016-2017 season with the best record in school history at 31-2. The Lady Warriors finished the year ranked 13th in the country and advanced to the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship in Lubbock, TX as the number 12 seed. The Lady Warriors also brought home the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24, and District Championships.
The Lady Warriors as a team also boasted some pretty spectacular numbers on the court as well. The Lady Warriors averaged 90.6 point per a game which ranked 3rd in the country. On top of that the Lady Warriors shot 46% from the field which ranked 6th in the country as well. The Lady Warriors played a high up-tempo style that saw them flying around and being aggressive on both ends. The Lady Warriors ended up 2nd in the country in steals per a game at 17.
The Lady Warriors also brought home a wide range of awards as well. Shala Dobbins, was named a 1st Team All American. She also finished 4th in the country in scoring at 21.7ppg and led the country in free throws made as well. Dobbins was also named Conference and Region 24 player of the year as well. Other players who received 1st team All-Conference and All Region were sophomore, Lauren Carroll, and Redshirt Freshman, Deasia Outlaw. Outlaw ranked 16th in the country in FG percentage at 57.4. Troyian Brooks, was one a few players in the country who averaged a double-double this year while averaging 10.9ppg and 10.5rpg.
First year head coach of the Wabash Valley College Lady Warriors basketball team, Luke Scheidecker was named the District P Coach of the Year for 2016-2017. Over the past two years his teams have won 61 games and lost 5. He was named Coach of the Year in 2015-16 in both the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 while the head coach at Shawnee College with a record of 30 wins and three losses.