SIOUX FALLS — Sanborn Central-Woonsocket’s Myah Selland added some more hardware to her trophy case on Sunday, when she was named as South Dakota’s Miss Basketball during the Hansen Anderson Mr. and Miss Basketball Banquet.
Selland, a 6-foot-1 senior, has helped the Lady Blackhawks to a 131-22 record since joining the varsity team in the seventh grade. She finished her high school career with a school record of 2,219 points, 961 rebounds and 532 assists.
“It is a great honor for a very deserving player. She has put in a lot of hard work over her high school career and she has reaped the benefits with this award as well as others,” Sanborn Central-Woonsocket co-coach Tim McCain said. “With all of her stats that were impressive, it was her leadership that made our Blackhawk program as successful as it was. We wish her the best as she takes these talents to South Dakota State University in next year.”
Selland capped her high school career by leading the Lady Blackhawks to a runner-up finish in the Class B State Tournament. It was the fifth state tournament appearance for the team during her tenure.
Individually, Selland averaged 20 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 3.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game throughout her varsity career. She shot 51 percent from the field, including a 31-percent effort from 3-point range, and connected on 80 percent of her shots from the free-throw line.
Selland was a member of the all-conference teams in the 281 and Custer Battlefield Highway Conferences the past five seasons. She was selected to the all-tourney team at the Class B State Tournament as a freshman, junior and senior.
Selland was named to the Class B All-State third team as a freshman and was a first-team selection the past three seasons.
Other honors for Selland, include: Q107 Elite 8 Athlete; Daily Republic Play of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior; Argus Leader First-Five Award winner as a sophomore, junior and senior; Argus Leader Player of the Year as a senior; Midco Class B Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior; nominee for McDonald’s All-Star game as a senior; South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year as a junior and senior; and selected to play in the 3-Class Shoot-Out and Pentagon All-Star games.
Selland’s athletic success extended well beyond the basketball court as she was named the South Dakota Sportswriter Association Prep Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and was a Wendy’s Heisman State Award winner. She has qualified for the Class B State Track and Field Meet for the past five seasons and was selected to the first team Class B All-State Volleyball Team for helping the Lady Blackhawks to the state volleyball tournament the past two seasons.
Selland also excels in the classroom, as she was named to the South Dakota Coaches Association Academic All-State team in both volleyball and basketball. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has a grade-point average of 4.099.
Selland, who is the daughter of Brett and Kelly Selland, will begin her collegiate career in the fall at South Dakota State University.