Laura Hamilton and Claire Marburger Named To All-Iowa Conference Team - Hamilton Named Defensive Player of the Year

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the women's basketball and its major awards and 17-member all-conference team for the 2017-18 campaign.

Luther College sophomore guard Laura Hamilton was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year. She was also named first-team all-conference, as the Defensive Player of the Year is not honored as all-conference unless selected to the first or second team by the coaches. Hamilton finished the Iowa Conference scheduled ranked in four different statistical categories. She finished tied for the league lead in steals (3.1 spg), was second for assists (5.0 apg), 13th for scoring (10.9 ppg) and 11th for rebounding (5.8 rpg). She was the fourth leading scorer for the Norse producing 258 points. She led the team in assists with 104 and steals with 65. 

Claire Marburger was named first-team all-conference for the first time in a Norse uniform, second time overall and third time she has been named to the all-conference team. Last year, Marburger was named to the first-team as a member of the Central College squad and the year before that she was a second team honoree. Marburger led the Norse in scoring with 487 points and rebounds with 199. She was ranked tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference averaging 17.6 points per game. She was also ranked eighth in rebounding (6.4 rpg). 

Madison Spence was named honorable mention all-conference. Spence has another solid year inside for the Norse. She finished the conference schedule ranked 12th in scoring (11.4 ppg), seventh in rebounding (6.5 rpg) and fifth for field goal percentage (51.9%). She was the second leading scorer with 278 points as well as the second leading rebounder with 178 for the Norse.

Complete Iowa Conference Awards

Laura Hamilton
Claire Marburger
Madison Spence
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