Nevada senior Lexy Koudelka has made a habit out of being named all-state in girls’ basketball.
Koudelka was named to the 2018 Class 3A first team by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association last week. She helped an inexperienced Cub team go 18-6, win its fifth-straight Heart of Iowa Conference title and reach the regional finals — just missing out on a fourth-consecutive trip to state.
The 2017-18 season marks the fourth time Koudelka has been named all-state and the third time she was a first-team pick. Despite being hampered with a minor knee injury late in the season, Koudelka made her final season of competition her best one.
Koudelka led 3A in scoring and rebounding and ranked fourth in total blocks.
Koudelka averaged 23.9 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. She also ranked third among 3A players with over 100 field goals in shooting accuracy, converting 65.6 percent of her field goals.
Joining Koudelka on the IPSWA 3A first team were Crestwood’s Sharon Goodman and Shannon Pisney, Chariton’s Ivy Swarthout, Sioux Center’s Lexi Toering, South Central Calhoun’s Maddie Jones, South Tama’s Jessica Musgrave and West Marshall’s Isabelle Gradwell.
Iowa City High senior Ashley Joens was named Miss Iowa Basketball by the IPSWA. The Iowa State signee averaged 30.7 points and 11.4 rebounds to help the Little Hawks go 25-1 and take second in 5A at state.