May 03, 2021 7:23 PM

K-State women's basketball signs 2-year national player of year

Posted May 03, 2021 7:23 PM
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MANHATTAN – K-State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has signed 2021 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Two-Year National Player of the Year Rebekah Dallinger to a National Letter of Intent. Dallinger will join the Wildcat roster for the 2021-22 season.

Dallinger, a guard from Sydney, Australia, joins previous K-State incoming freshmen signees: Brylee Glenn (Raymore, Missouri), Jaelyn Glenn (Raymore, Missouri) and Serena Sundell (Maryville, Missouri) for the 2021-22 season. Dallinger is the first player in program history from Australia.

“Rebekah gives us a scorer and a distributor at the guard position,” stated Mittie about the newest Wildcat. “She scores the three-ball in a variety of ways and shoots it at an efficient level. We are excited to have her in our program.”

Dallinger joins the Wildcats following one season at Miles (Montana) Community College where she led the program to its first-ever win in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national tournament and a 24-2 overall record.

During her lone season with the Pioneers under head coach Taylor Harris, Dallinger collected 2021 WBCA National Two-Year Player of the Year and 2021 WBCA All-America First Team honors by leading the NJCAA Division I in scoring at 25.8 points per game and total points with 644. Dallinger scored 20 or more points in 19 games which included nine games of 30 or more and two games with 40 or more including a season-high of 42 against Dawson Community College on February 2.

Dallinger, the 2021 World Exposure National Junior College Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year, also led NJCAA Division I in field goals made (212) and free throws made (163). She recorded a field goal percentage of 48.7 percent which included a 42.9 percent effort from beyond the arc.

The 2021 Region XIII Player of the Year and the 2021 MonDak Conference Player of the Year hauled in 6.8 rebounds per game while dishing 5.0 assists and pocketed 2.8 steals. She carded four double-doubles during the 2021 season including a season-high of 17 rebounds against Dawson on April 5.

In her two games in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament, Dallinger averaged 30.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals.

Prior to her season at Miles Community College, Dallinger averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists with Narrabeen Sports. With her production, she helped the program win gold in the 2019 national championships.

K-State concluded the 53rd season in program history in 2020-21. The Wildcats will return 2021 All-Big 12 recipient Ayoka Lee and preseason 2020-21 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection Rachel Ranke for the 2021-22 season.

Kansas State 2020-21 signees

Name, Height, Position, Hometown, School

Rebekah Dallinger, Guard, Sydney, Australia, Miles (Montana) Community College

Brylee Glenn, Guard, Raymore, Missouri, The Barstow School

Jaelyn Glenn, Guard, Raymore, Missouri, The Barstow School

Serena Sundell, Guard, Maryville, Missouri, Maryville High School

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