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NJCAA Division III Player of the Year Sarah Durand – Northland (Center

Following a dominant freshman season at Northland, Sarah Durand’s improvement in the offseason paid dividends as she led the Pioneers to a 27-1 record and the program’s first NJCAA DIII Women’s Basketball national championship. Leading the team in scoring and rebounding, Durand averaged 23.5 points – sixth most in DIII – and 9.9 rebounds per game this season. In the national title game, Durand’s double-double – 14 points and 14 rebounds – led Northland to a 69-60 win over defending national champion and top-seeded Rock Valley (Ill.). The center’s best performance of the season came in a 78-54 win over DI opponent Bismarck State where she recorded a double-double with a career-high 40 points and 11 rebounds. Looking to continue her college basketball career at the four-year level, Durand is considering moving on to NCAA DII programs Bemidji State, Moorhead State or NAIA DII program Mayville State. - See more at: