CSU forward Ellen Nystrom attempting a shot in a game against Utah State earlier this year. Photo by Kevin Olson.
has been considered one of the jewels of the league since her freshman season, when she became the first CSU player ever to record a triple-double. In the two seasons since, Nystrom has become a dominant force. The junior out of Lulea, Sweden is probably the most versatile player in the MW. She can do it all on offense – stroke jumpers from both the mid-range and 3-point land, get buckets on the drive, handle the rock, set up
CSU forward Alana Arias releases a shot during a game against Denver University earlier this season. Photo by Sam Lounsberry
Last season, Arias proved herself as a weapon head coach Ryun Williams could bring off the bench for instant offense, as she possess one of the most accurate jump shots in the league. Since last season, Arias has added to her game a hook shot and tough to defend up-and-under moves for layups. Shooting at a clip of 50 percent (fourth in the MW) in conference play this
year, Arias averages 8.0 points per game and 5.0 rebounds in 16.9 minutes off the bench.