SPECIAL FEATURE ON SENIORS (March 24, 2020) – Our Lady of the Lake University's (OLLU) Lena Wilson etched her name in OLLU women's basketball history this season.
Wilson is ranked fifth in OLLU history in career field goals made with 346. She also ranks fourth with 227 free throws made and fourth in free throw percentage at .828. She ranks third in all-time scoring with 1,372 points, and this year, she became a member of the Saints 1,000-Point Club.
Wilson has been part of three NAIA National Tournament teams and would have played in her fourth nationals this year. Her career stats include 127 games played, 502 field goals. 73 three-pointers, 295 free throws, 398 rebounds, 176 assists, 172 steals, 21 blocks. Her awards include 2019-2020 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) All-Conference Second Team; 2018-2019 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, RRAC All-Tournament MVP, All-Conference First Team; 2017-2018 All-Conference Second Team; 2016-2017 RRAC Scholar-Athlete;
Wilson scored a season-high 29 points against Montana Tech University (MTU) in December, a team that received votes in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. She hit 16 more three-point shots this year compared to last season.
Wilson said, "While senior year ended unexpectedly, it will never change the fact that as an OLLU student-athlete, I was able to accomplish so much with the help of coaches, friends and family over the past four years. It is bittersweet but also a blessing to be able to say my basketball career has ended with breaking records, making school history and leaving my individual mark as a college player. Basketball is more than just a game; it is a lifestyle. Even though the ball stopped bouncing, this game will be a part of my life forever. I am a firm believer that no man can question God's timing. For all seniors, it is a time to take the success and life lessons we gained from our sport and carry it over into our future."
Wilson plans to pursue physical therapy after graduation. Her hobbies include singing and relaxing. Her athletic role model is NBA player Kawhi Leonard.
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