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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Season Recap by: Robbie Almenderez

This year, the men and women basketball teams worked hard and played a very successful season, with both teams making the playoffs and winning the conference followed by a great run in playoffs.

Men's Basketball Season

The men went 19-7 overall in this year's season. In conference games, they went 12-4 with an average of 80.0 points per game.

Number 20, Will Bartoszek, senior sports management major from Rockwall, led the team in averaging 21.6 points per game. He shot 46.5 percent from the field, 31.9 percent from the 3-PT line and 81.2 percent at the charity stripe. Bartoszek played well on defense, averaging 1.8 steals per game, and played 35.4 minutes on average for games, which is the most for the team.

Bartoszek also won the All-American, Non-D1 All-Texas Men’s Basketball First Team and Region 10 First Team. He was also selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III District 10 first team All-District, and was one of the Finalists for the Josten’s Trophy which is based on leadership, playing style, academics and community service. Bartoszek also became Player of the Year and First team All-Conference. He will be coming back to play next year with the HSU basketball team.

A stand out on defense was number 02 Austin Brewer, a senior math major from Stamford. He was sending the opponent's shots to the stand by averaging 1.4 blocks and finished the season with 36 total. Brewer also averaged 9.5 rebounds and finished with 246 rebounds. Also winning some awards, Brewer was selected to the College Sport Communicators Academic All District Team, All-Defensive Team and the Second Team All-Conference.

Number 24 Colin Roberts, a freshman sports management major from Graford, won Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Conference. Number 22 Chris Bryant, a freshman undecided major from Canyon, won All-Freshman Team All-Conference. Another awarded player was number 01 Jason Justice, a sophomore business major from Dallas. He won All-Defensive Team and Honorable Mention All-Conference. Number 03 Jalen McGee, a junior business major from Abilene, was given an Honorable Mention for All-Conference. Head Basketball Coach Matt Brackett won Coach of the Year. The basketball team will not lose a single play from this season to the next, so it is expected to be another outstanding season for the Cowboys in ‘24-’25.

Women’s Basketball Season

The women’s basketball team had a really good season with an overall record of 26-4. In conference, their record was 14-2. They won the conference title and had a very deep run in the playoffs.

Number 01 Paris Kiser, a senior business major from Burnet, averaged 19.1 points per game. She won the Division III Senior All-Star, Region 10 Player of the Year and First Team, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-American, Academic All District Team, Non-D1 All-Texas Women’s Basketball First Team, First Team Academic All-America Team, Women’s Basketball All-American, Co-Player of The Year and First Team All-Conference.

Number 03 Parris Parmer, a senior exercise science major from San Angelo, was outstanding on the rebounds averaging 6.5 per game. She also scored 1,500 points, making her the fifth Cowgirl to accomplish that in HSU history. Parmer was one of the finalists for the Josten’s Trophy, First Team All-Conference, D3 Region 10 Second Team, Academic All District Team, Non-D1 All-Team Women’s Basketball Second Team, and Third Team Academic All-America Team.

Number 25 Anna Faneli, a senior sports business major from Portland, Ore., finished the season with 178 assists breaking HSU women's standing basketball record. Faneli also was awarded Third Team All-Conference, D3 Region 10 Second Team, Academic All District Team. Number 23 Samantha Tatum, a senior marketing major from Grapevine, won Second Team All-Conference, Academic All District Team. Number 02 Madison Williams, a freshman biology major from Houston, was named Co-Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman Team.


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