Autumn Peotter is making a name for herself on the college basketball court.
Peotter, who attended and played basketball at Waupaca’s First Baptist School, recently finished her sophomore season on the women’s basketball team at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown.
She started 30 of 31 games this season for the Crusaders and led the team in three-pointers, three-point attempts and steals. She was also the team’s second-leading scorer at 11.2 points per game and also finished second in rebounds, assists, field goal attempts and field goals made.
The Crusaders finished 12-19, but made it to the National Christian College Athletic Association championship game. Maranatha fell to Kentucky Christian 71-65 Saturday, March 12, in Circleville, Ohio.
Maranatha advanced to the championship game by upsetting Ohio Christian 80-72 in the semifinals. Peotter scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds, made five steals and dished out four assists.
Peotter was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 16 points, five rebounds and 3.3 assists despite suffering an ankle injury in the first minute of play in the Crusaders’ first game of the tournament.
Peotter also helped the Crusaders advance to the national tournament with a team-high 24 points in a 79-71 win over Moody Bible.
She was also one of five players named to the 2011 Christian College Sports Network’s All-American Team. Her other honors during the season include the NCCAA Division 2 player of the week in February, the Northern Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team and the NCCAA Midwest Region All-Region Team.