Koker, a sophomore guard who graduated from Shoreland in 2019, leads the Huskies through eight games this season with 20.3 points per game. She’s started all eight of NIU’s games and has scored at least 20 in five of them, including a career-high 28 in a 77-67 loss to Ohio on Dec. 16.
Shoreland Lutheran graduate Ellie Harmeyer is a model student-athlete for the NCAA. On Monday, she was honored with an award that conveys just that. Harmeyer, who recently completed her redshirt senior season for the NCAA Division I Belmont women’s basketball team, was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA).
When a school the size of Shoreland Lutheran lands one NCAA Division I athlete, that in itself is big news. But the girls basketball program has far exceeded even that number in just a handful of years. Times three.
Former Shoreland Lutheran standout Chelby Koker knocks down one of her two 3-pointer Thursday night at UW-Milwaukee. Koker, now a freshman at NCAA Division I Northern Illinois, had six points for the huskies, both on 3-pointers. Koker is Kenosha County’s all-time leading high school girls scorer.