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Women’s Basketball Season Recap

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27-5 overall, 16-2 AMC

History & Records

Season Milestones

  • The Cougars produced their third-consecutive AMC regular season title and eighth overall AMC tournament championship.
  • With an automatic berth into the NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, Columbia advanced to their ninth-straight NAIA Championship venture.
  • Broke the program record, holding opponents to 56.03 ppg
  • Scored an AMC Tournament record with 16 three’s in a game (3/1/24)
  • Mallory Shetley moved to third all-time in career points at Columbia College, fourth all-time in career blocks with 124, and ninth all-time in career assists at 297
  • DeLaney Horstman moved to eighth all-time in career blocks with 95
  • DeLaney Horstman set a new program record with 353 rebounds in a season, while also setting the highest rebounds per game average at 11.0 rpg
  • Allison Stiers scored her 1,000th point (1/4/24)
  • Mackenzie Hess scored her 1,000th point (3/2/24)
  • Allison Stiers tied a program record with eight made three’s in a single game (11/25/23)
  • DeLaney Horstman tied a school record, collecting 17 double-double’s in a season


  • Academic All-AMC
    • Mackenzie Hess, Abby Backes, Baylie Combs, Carly Dorson, DeLaney Horstman, Mara Jensen, Lexi Miller, Paige Morse, Mallory Shetley, Jasmine Taylor, Allison Stiers, Madison Weydert
  • All-AMC First-Team
  • All-AMC Third-Team
    • Abby Backes
    • Allison Stiers
  • AMC Champions of Character Team
  • All-AMC Defensive Team
  • AMC Sixth Woman of the Year
    • Lexi Miller
  • NAIA All-American Third Team
    • DeLaney Horstman

AMC Tournament Results

  • Defeated No. 8-seeded Central Baptist (Ark.), 90-45 (Quarterfinals)
  • Defeated No. 4-seeded University of Health Sciences (Mo.), 70-62 (Semifinals)
  • Defeated No. 3-seeded Williams Baptist (Ark.), 79-66 (Finals)

NAIA National Championship Results

  • Took on No. 11 Wayland Baptist (Texas) in their First-Round match up, falling 66-62.

Team Leaders

  • Scoring
    • DeLaney Horstman led the Cougars with 15.2 ppg, totaling 486 points
    • Mallory Shetley connected on 15.1 ppg, totaling 483 points
  • Assists
    • Abby Backes dished out 3.6 assists per game, with 115 on the season
  • Rebounds
    • DeLaney Horstman brought down 11 rebounds per contest, with 353 on the season
  • Blocks
  • Steals
    • Allison Stiers collected 1.2 steals per game
This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics