Wichita State made up one-third of the All-Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball team Wednesday when senior Jessica Diamond and sophomore Alex Harden were named to the team.
Harden was also named to the Valley’s all-defensive team a day ahead of the opening of the conference tournament in St. Charles, Mo. Wichita State is the No. 1 seed and will play at noon Friday against Thursday’s Missouri State-Drake winner.
Diamond was an All-MVC player last year and is the first Shocker to repeat since Angela Buckner in 2004. Diamond averages a team-best 12 points.
Harden is averaging 13.6 points in Valley games. She and Diamond are the first WSU teammates on the first team since Buckner and Jennifer Kaczka in 2002.
Other first-teamers are Creighton freshman Marissa Jansing, Northern Iowa senior Jacqui Kalin, Creighton junior Sarah Nelson, Illinois State senior Jamie Russell.