A.L. grad earns season honor

Published 5:14 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sydney Rehnelt, a senior on the Luther College women’s basketball team, has been named to the 2018 Iowa Conference Winter Sports All-Academic team. This is the first time she has been so honored.

To be eligible for Iowa Conference All-Academic Team honors, a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing, or if a transfer must have been enrolled for one full year; and attain a 3.50 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Rehnelt averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during her senior season at Luther College. She also recorded 27 assists, 10 steals and four blocked shots. – Photo Courtesy of Luther College Athletic Department

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Rehnelt is a 2014 graduate of Albert Lea High School. She is an nursing major with a GPA of 3.69.

Rehnelt is the daughter of Kelvin and Amy Rehnelt of Albert Lea.

Rehnelt started the last seven games of her senior season at Luther, including a game when she caught fire, going for a season-high 17 points. 12 of those points came from beyond the arc.

She tied for third on the team in three-point percentage, shooting 40 percent. She was also fifth on the team in free-throw percentage, going 30 for 38 (.789) from the line.

Rehnelt completed her senior season averaging 4.1 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game. She also recorded 27 assists, 10 steals and four blocked shots.

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