Dahlman Named MN AP Player Of The Year
Braham’s Rebekah Dahlman has been named the Associated Press Player of the Year for Minnesota high school girls basketball.
The award was announced on Monday. Dahlman became the first girls player in state history to score 5,000 points in her career, a mark she reached with her 40-point game in the quarterfinals last Wednesday.
Dahlman was joined on the AP’s all-state team by fellow seniors Nia Coffey of Hopkins, Jessica January of Richfield and Tyseanna Johnson of DeLaSalle, plus New Richland-H-E-G junior Carlie Wagner. Wagner’s Panthers beat Dahlman’s Bombers 60-59 on Saturday in the Class 2A championship game, the first loss of the season for Braham.
Dahlman will leave high school as the second highest scoring player ever, boy or girl, trailing only current Lakeview Christian star Anders Broman. A note on Broman: the 6-foot-2 scoring machine from Duluth has been named a finalist for Mr. Basketball. Broman has committed to South Dakota State but will be facing Rushford-Peterson on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Williams Arena in the Class 1A State Tournament.
Dahlman will play in college next season at Vanderbilt. Her brother, Isaiah, was the AP Player of the Year twice for boys basketball in 2005 and 2006. She appeared on our First Thing in the Morning show last month to talk about being named an All American.