Eight girls basketball players from the North Iowa area were named to the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state teams.
Of the eight, two were named first-team all-state in their respective classes.
Clear Lake senior Emily Snelling capped off her career with a first-team all-state selection in Class 3A. Snelling, whose season was cut short due to a knee injury, averaged 19.4 points per game in 14 games played this season. She added 93 steals, 64 assists and grabbed five rebounds per game.
West Hancock junior Kelly Leerar was a first-team selection in Class 1A after averaging 19 points per game. Leerar drained 52 3-pointers, dished out 140 assists and had 71 steals.
Five North Iowa girls garnered second-team all-state selections.
Mason City sophomore Megan Meyer was a second-team pick in Class 4A after leading the Mohawks with 18.5 points per game. Meyer, who was an INA all-state selection for the second time, had 60 assists, 57 steals and 77 rebounds.
Algona senior Maddie Miller earned second-team honors in Class 3A. Miller scored 16.1 points per game, blocked 47 shots, grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game and added 40 steals.
Forest City’s Hannah Anderson joined Miller on the Class 3A second team after averaging 16.2 points per game for the Top of Iowa Conference West Division champion Indians. Anderson, a junior, finished with 66 3-pointers, 78 assists and 96 rebounds.
In Class 2A, Central Springs’ Kaylee Parks was a second-team selection. The junior led the Top of Iowa Conference East Division with 21.5 points per game, which was also third in 2A. Parks added 93 steals, 45 assists and 114 rebounds.
Bishop Garrigan junior Jenna Boelter was a second-team selection in Class 1A after knocking down 68 3-pointers and finishing with 18.5 points per game. Boelter, the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, added 62 steals and 61 assists.
Finally, Rockford senior Emma Staudt landed on the Class 2A third team. Staudt, who will play at Winthrop next fall, scored 14.8 points per game for the Lady Warriors and added 88 steals, 43 assists and 151 rebounds.
Pocahontas Area senior Elle Ruffridge earned the distinction of Iowa’s Miss Basketball.
The four-time all-stater led her squad to state finals three times in her career, including state titles in 2016 and 2017. She finished her career as the all-time leader in Iowa in points scored with 2,951, three-point field goals made with 466 and assists with 802 for the Indians. Ruffridge will continue her basketball career at Missouri State University next year.