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Giles named All-American

The NAIA announced the 2020-21 Women’s Basketball All-America Teams.  Jessi Giles of Dakota State was selected to the NAIA All-America First team, the first time in program history that a women’s basketball athlete was named to All-America First Team.

Giles, 5-foot-10 junior guard, was an integral member of the Trojan women’s basketball team to become one of the best teams in school history.  The Trojans finished their season with an astounding overall record of 27-4 and a perfect 14-0 North Star Athletic Association conference record (third North Star squad to complete the conference season undefeated since the league formed in 2013-14 season).

It was the second straight year that Giles was listed on the NAIA All-America teams (honorable mention in NAIA Division II last season).

Giles, who was also selected to the league’s Player-of-the-Year and First Team All-Conference, finished the season with an average of 17.2 points per game.  She totaled 533 points, which is the third most points in the Trojan women’s basketball single season record book.

She was also third in the NAIA in total scoring for Dakota State and has accumulated a total of 1,352 points during her career at Dakota State, currently ranking sixth all-time in scoring in the Trojan women’s basketball career record book.  

Congratulations to Jessi Giles on her selection to the NAIA Women’s Basketball All-America First Team.

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