Team, coaches, staff and supporters get together to celebrate historic 2016-17 season
Rams finish memorable season with a 25-9 record
Rams host Aggies at Moby Arena at 2 p.m. MT on Sunday
Rams will host Utah or UC Davis on Sunday after first postseason win wince 2003
Rams host Gaels at Moby Arena at 7 p.m. MT on Thursday
CSU Women's Basketball vs. UNC - photo by Don Reichert
CSU women's basketball vs. Northern Colorado - photos by Dan Byers
CSU Women's Basketball vs. San Jsoe State
CSU Women's Basketball vs. Utah State - photos by Don Reichert
CSU Women's Basketball vs. Utah State - photos by Dan Byers
Named 2016-17 Mountain West Player of the Year, becoming the first MW player to repeat as conference player of the year since 2005-06 (Kim Smith, Utah) ... Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Female College Athlete of the Year ... Sportswomen of Colorado College Basketball Player of the Year ... 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award candidate ... All-Mountain West ... MW All-Defensive ... three-time MW Player of the Week (Feb. 27, Dec. 19 and Nov. 14) ... one of four players in the nation to average at least 15 points per game, seven rebounds per game and five assists per game ... led the team in points (15.1), rebounds (7.8), assists (5.1) and steals per game (1.9) ... broke Becky Hammon's career assists record (538) with 584 for her career and 173 assists this season (behind only Nystrom's 186 last season and Hammon's 174 1998-99) ... finished with 266 rebounds, the fourth-most in a single season in program history ... made 124 free throws in 2016-17, the fifth-most in a single season in CSU history ... recorded 11 double-doubles and 10 20+-point games in 2016-17 ... made the game-winning jump shot in overtime and led the team with 18 points to lift the Rams to a 66-64 overtime win at Fresno State (Feb. 11) ... tallied 32 points with 14 rebounds and six assists to lift CSU to a 70-67 overtime win over San Jose State (Jan. 4) ... scored five points over the final 49 seconds of regulation to force overtime with the Spartans before scoring three points with as many assists in overtime to seal the win ... scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-24 shooting (.542) and added 13 rebounds againt Seattle (Dec. 18).
The 2015-16 MW Player of the Year ... a 2015-16 All-Mountain West and Mountain West All-Defensive Team selection – her third straight year receiving each honor – as well as a Mountain West All-Tournament Team selection ... started all 33 games for CSU in 2015-16, helping lead the Rams to their first AP Poll ranking and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002, as well as a perfect 18-0 record in conference play ... averaged 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game ... finished 2015-16 ranked in nine conference-only statistical categories, the most of any player in the Mountain West ... led the Mountain West in assists-to-turnovers ratio (2.3) as well as assists-to-turnovers ratio in conference play (2.6) ... led the Mountain West with a program-record 186 assists, breaking the record previously set by CSU great Becky Hammon in 1998-99 ... ranked second in the conference with 103 assists in MW play, the fifth-most in conference history ... ranked second in the conference in defensive rebounds (178) ... sunk two free throws - the game-tying and go-ahead points – and had a single-game program-record 16 assists to lead the Rams past Fresno State in the Mountain West Tournament championship game.
One of two Rams to earn All-Mountain West honors ... was also named to the Mountain West All-Defensive Team ... was the only Ram to play in and start all 31 contests ... ranked ninth in the league in rebounds (6.8), second in defensive rebounds (6.0), seventh in assists (3.6) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.47) ... led the team in rebounds (212), and ranked second in minutes played (30.0), assists (113) and steals (34) ... provided a large contribution to the Rams’ 28.2 defensive rebounds per game and their .715 defensive rebounding percentage, both of which led the MW ... led Colorado State in rebounds in a team-high 15 matchups ... posted team-high 15 games in double figures and team-high three double-doubles ... averaged 9.2 points per contest ... corralled a career-high 20 rebounds vs. San José State, ranking fourth all-time at CSU ... recorded the program’s first rebounds-assists double-double with 13 boards and 10 assists at San Diego State ... scored career-high 21 points vs. Fresno State ... registered career-best 13 assists vs. Cal Poly.
Ranked in five categories in the Mountain West, including fourth in defensive rebounds (173), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), ninth in rebounds (219) and assists (112) and 12th in field-goal percentage (.449) ... scored double figures in 17 games and pulled down double-digit rebounds in six ... received academic all-conference honors ... played in and started all 33 games ... was the first player in CSU history to record a triple-double game vs. San José State (11 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists) ... recorded a team-high five double-doubles ... corralled career-high 15 rebounds vs. Fresno State (3/15).
Played for Northland Basketball from 2011-13 ... in 2013 she played in 29 games, averaging 45.3 percent from the field, 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game ... awarded “most athletic” in 2012 in her final year with Basketball Gymnasium ... was on three all-star teams: Swedish Championships in 2008 (awarded MVP) and 2012 and the Scania Cup in 2010 ... she was named team captain and her squad took first place all three years ... was also team captain in the summer European Championships in 2011 and 2012 ... in three years at the tournament, her teams finished in the top ten, including a fourth-place finish in 2011 ... participated in Italy’s 3-on-3 World Championship Tournament in 2011, taking sixth place.
Full name is Ellen Nystrom ... born on Sept. 15, 1993 in Lulea, Sweden ... parents are Leif and Lena Nystrom ... business administration major.
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