Stella Beck (Wellington) | 2018

Stella Beck started all 31 games for NCAA Division I university St Mary’s College, California in her senior year and was their leading scorer amassing 491 points. She was also third on the team in rebounding (193) and second in assists (99).

In her four-year career with the Gaels, she posted 1,045 points in 123 games – an appearance record that places Beck ninth on St Mary’s Women’s Basketball all-time list.

She finished her distinguished career at Saint Mary’s by being named on the West Coast Conference First Team for the second consecutive year. A true student-athlete, Stella was named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team for a third straight year.

In October Stella began her professional career playing for the Townsville Fire, alongside fellow Tall Fern Micaela Cocks, in the Australian WNBL.

Stella was a member of the Tall Ferns team that won the William Jones Cup last July, averaging 17.8 ppg. This was highlighted in a 24 point performance in the final against Japan.

Accepting Stella’s award on her behalf is BBNZ Board Member, Brian Yee.