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Paradiso Garners Second Team All-MIAA Accolade

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FREELAND, Mich. - Saint Mary's junior basketball player Giavanna Paradiso was one of 12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) women's basketball players to garner All-MIAA honors for the 2019-20 season.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Paradiso finished first among all players in the conference in free throws made (67) and free throw percentage (82.7 percent). A forward for the Belles, she was third in total points (241) and scoring average (15.1 points per game) in the league in the 2019-20 season. Paradiso was fifth in total rebounds (113) to average 7.1 boards per game. The MIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week on December 16, she committed the second-fewest fouls among conference players who competed in at least 400 minutes of MIAA play this winter. Paradiso had three double-doubles in conference competition and posted at least ten points in 12 league contests.
The All-MIAA selection is the second of the team co-captain's career. Paradiso is the seventh player in program history to earn multiple All-MIAA honors in a career.
2019-20 All-MIAA First Team
Tara Bieniewicz, Trine
Rain Hinton, Albion (3)
Kenedy Schoonveld, Hope (3)
Katy Steers, Trine
Gabby Timmer, Calvin (2)
Olivia Voskuil, Hope (2)

2019-20 All-MIAA Second Team
Jeny Brandt, Alma
Stephanie Coors, Calvin
Lauren Newman, Hope
Giavanna Paradiso, Saint Mary's (2)
Kayla Wildman, Trine
Evelyn Wischmeyer, Albion (3)
2019-20 Player of the Year
Kenedy Schoonveld, Hope

2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year
Olivia Voskuil, Hope
Note - number of All-MIAA honors listed in parentheses after student-athlete's name.