The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team made history seemingly every game over the course of a 33-game season.

The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team made history seemingly every game over the course of a 33-game season.

Pitt State freshman sensation Lizzy Jeronimus won MIAA Freshman of the Year, South Central Regional MVP and honorable mention All-American.

Jeronimus led Pitt State with 522 points and 15.8 points per game — her career high 35 points came against Emporia State in the regional final. Only three players in Pitt State history have scored more than 35 in a game — Kami Scrivner 36 against Emporia State (2002), Jenni Miller 37 against Truman (1995) and Sunny York 39 against Fort Hays State (1978).

Those 522 points are the fourth-highest total in school history — behind 551 by Leslie Dudley in 2000, 557 by Shelly Chapman in 1980 and 597 by Dudley in 1998. Jeronimus’ 152 made free throws in a season are fifth in school history behind totals by Dani Fronabarger and Dudley.

She ranked in the top 10 of the MIAA in points, scoring average, rebounding, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, offensive rebounds, minutes played and 11th in assists.

By playing in all 33 games, Jeronimus, Brooke Conley, Drew Roberts, Alexa Bordewick and Lauren Brown establish a school record for most games played in a season — surpassing the previous mark of 32 games shared by Carla Barto, Shelly Garrison, Lisa Grant, Lea Kennedy, Kelly Krumsick and Ann Woloszyk from the 1981 season.

Conley finished second on the Gorillas in scoring with 411 points and a 12.5 scoring average. She increased her scoring average 8.4 points from her junior year, a season where she averaged under 10 minutes per game. Head coach Lane Lord called her the most improved player on the Gorillas and Conley’s numbers only bear out his opinion.

Senior post Larissa Richards established several PSU records in the shot blocking department after her five seasons in a Gorillas uniform.

Since playing a full season for the first time as a sophomore, her third year in the Pitt State program, Richards owns the three best shot-blocking seasons in school history — 49 as a sophomore, 58 as a junior and 73 as a senior.

Her 187 career blocked shots are the most in school history. Jessica Abele and Lauren Brown rank next on the list with 89.

Brown rejected 46 shots this season, good for the fourth-best single-season mark in school history, behind three seasons by Richards.

Drew Roberts made 59 3-point shots on the season, one behind her fifth-best single-season mark from the previous season. Only legendary sharpshooter Jenni Miller ranks above Roberts on the charts — 72 in 1994, 84 in 1996, 92 in 1997 and 116 in 1995 for Miller.

Over her three seasons, Roberts has made 157 long-range shots, only second behind Miller and her 364 3-pointers. Roberts has already surpassed assistant coach Amanda Davied, Dudley and former teammate Bailey Waugh.

Courtney Tate recorded a season-high 11 assists in a game against Northwest Missouri State (88-48 Pitt State win) and several players are tied for the second-best assist game in school history: Stephanie Bellm, Darcy Bieber, Angie Peters, Stacy Randolph, Dudley and Davied. Dudley and Reid are tied for the gold standard with 12 assists in a single game.

Jeronimus had 10 assists in a 87-53 win over Southwestern College.

As a team, Pitt State established records for most games played (33), most wins (27), fewest losses (6), highest winning percentage (.820), most consecutive wins (14), most points in a single game (111), largest margin of victory (66), as well as the first, second and third NCAA Tournament victories and the first appearance in the Elite Eight in school history.

Lord, MIAA Coach of the Year and Region 6 Coach of the Year, improved his overall record to 87-57 in his five seasons at the helm of the Gorillas. He’s in the running for National Coach of the Year.

Ashland (Ohio) and Shaw (N.C.) play for the National Championship tonight at Bill Freehey Arena. Ashland defeated Bentley (Mass.) 77-62 and Shaw defeated Rollins (Fla.) 87-71 in the semifinals Wednesday night.