Mandan's Megan Zander wins NDAPSSA's Miss Basketball Award

March 9, 2019 8:25 pm

By Tom Mix

NDHSAA Media Specialist

BISMARCK – Mandan senior Megan Zander has been voted the 2019 North Dakota Miss Basketball Award recipient as voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Zander, a 6-foot forward, is committed to play basketball at the University of North Dakota. As a junior, Zander helped Mandan to an appearance in the 2018 NDHSAA Class A girls basketball state championship game.

Zander is a two-time all-state first team selection (sophomore and junior seasons). She averaged 19.3 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game as a senior helping the Braves to a fifth-place finish at the 2019 NDHSAA Class A girls basketball state tournament.

Members of the NDAPSSA determine the finalists for the annual award given to the the state’s top senior high school girls basketball player. A 5-3-1 points system is used to decide the winner with each NDAPSSA member voting for their top three choices.

Other finalists were Bismarck Century’s Lilly Keplin and West Fargo Sheyenne’s Maggie Manson.


1984: Pat Smykowski, Lidgerwood

1985: Durene Heisler, Devils Lake & Whitney Meier, Rolla

1986: Sue Hesch, Wahpeton

1987: Wanda Schwab, Esmond

1988: Nadine Schmidt, Braddock

1989: Sara Hokanson, Fargo Shanley

1990: Lynette Mund, Milnor

1991: Christy Waldal, Beach

1992: Shelley Berg, Minot

1993: Tanya Fischer, Bowman

1994: Brenna Stefonowicz, Divide County

1995: Lisa Maus, Hatton; Katie Richards, Hope-Page & Nina Top, Midkota

1996: Jaye Amundson, Mandan

1997: Angie Welle, Fargo Shanley

1998: Mary Perrizo, Mandan

1999: Lora Schauer, Wishek

2000: Kari Hanson, Mandan

2001: Katie Lorenz, Langdon

2002-03: Carissa Jahner, Fargo North

2003-04: Ruthie Dockter, Washburn

2004-05: Rebecca Kielpinski, Mandan

2005-06: Rebecca Feickert, Sheridan County

2006-07: Jessica Kielpinski, Mandan

2007-08: Christine Miller, New Town

2008-09: Ali Collins, Mandan

2009-10: Eli Lenz, Kidder County

2010-11: Caitlin Farroh, Grand Forks Central

2011-12: Holly Johnson, Minot

2012-13: Hannah Larson, Bismarck Century

2013-14: Paige Peterson, Jamestown

2014-15: Hannah Stewart, Minot Bishop Ryan

2015-16: Sarah Jacobson, Fargo Shanley

2016-17: Tylee Irwin, Wahpeton

2017-18: Anna Holen, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion

2018-19: Megan Zander, Mandan

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