January 20th, 2021

Keith grabs defensive honours

By Woodard, Dale on February 28, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

Katie Keith’s career with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team has been capped off with a national honour.

The fifth-year Pronghorns guard was named the Canada West Defensive Player of the Year Thursday.

The product of Lethbridge ranked second in defensive rebounds with 139, helping the Pronghorns to an 11-9 record.

Keith averaged 9.3 rebounds-per-game and 8.9 points-per-game as she started all 20 regular-season contests, playing more than 30 minutes per game.

She shot 347.7 per cent from the field, 41.22 per cent on three-point shots and 53.4 per cent on free throws.

“Katie separates herself from others on the defensive end through her relentless effort and versatility to guard multiple positions,” said Pronghorns head coach Dave Waknuk in a release. “Katie was asked to guard the opponent’s best player every week, regardless of skill set, size or strengths and excelled at this challenge consistently. Her selfless dedication and her consistent work ethic grew her game into one of the elite rebounders and team defenders in the league, as well as an indispensable piece of our program. Katie is very deserving of this honour.”

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