MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 21, 2020) – Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick and junior forward Kari Niblack of the West Virginia University women’s basketball team earned Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors ahead of the 2020-21 season, the league announced Wednesday.
The honor is the first preseason award for each student-athlete. Last season, Gondrezick and Niblack earned honorable mention status on the 2020 All-Big 12 Team.
Gondrezick led the Mountaineers in scoring last season after averaging 15.3 points per game. The Benton Harbor, Michigan, native tallied nine 20-point games a season ago and also dished out 82 assists. The senior guard also impressed on the defensive end of the court in 2019-20, tallying 34 steals.
Niblack, the 2019 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year, averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game a season ago. The Leesburg, Florida, native played in and started all 29 games for the Mountaineers in 2019-20, and finished the year with five double-doubles. During her two seasons at WVU, Niblack has racked up 101 career blocks, which is tied for No. 8 in program history.
The Mountaineers opened official practice on Oct. 14. The 2020-21 college basketball season opens on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Photo Credit: Katie MacCrory-WVU Sports
Press Release: WVU Athletics Communications