Lady Cobras’ Wascher Named NJCAA Division II Player of the Year
Enjoying the most successful season in program history, Parkland boasted the nation’s top DII player in sophomore forward Hannah Wascher.
After falling in the season opener, the Cobras claimed victory in 35 consecutive games – setting school records for longest win streak and most wins in a season. Despite losing to Johnson County (Kan.) on a buzzer beater in the NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball Championship Game, Parkland’s runner-up finish clinched the highest placing in the program’s history.
Wascher was the driving force behind the Cobras’ success in 2014-15. The second-year star averaged a double-double for the season with 17.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Wascher led the team in both categories, as well as blocks where she compiled 1.9 per game during the campaign.
In Parkland’s national quarterfinal victory over Chesapeake (Md.), Wascher played one of the best games of her collegiate career. Hitting 11-of-13 shots from the field, she totaled 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the win.
Named to the all-tournament team, Wascher averaged 21 points and 11.3 rebounds per game during the NJCAA championship. Wascher was not selected as an NJCAA All-American her freshman year despite leading the Cobras in scoring and rebounding. That changed this year when she received first team All-America honors.
A native of Rantoul, Illinois, Wascher decided to remain in the Land of Lincoln by attending Parkland for two years. She is now heading out of state to complete her collegiate career after signing with NCAA DII program Southern Indiana.