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Over the course of an impressive prep career Audrey Koch has continued to improve.
The West High senior increased her offensive output each of the past four seasons while remaining one of the most efficient scorers in the state.
All of that improvement didn’t go unnoticed.
A three-time all-state selection by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association, Koch earned first-team honors for the first time on Monday when the IGCA announced its 2020-2021 all-state squads.
Koch was a third-team Class 5A all-state selection by the IGCA as a sophomore and earned second-team honors last season before being named to the Class 5A first team following a stellar senior season.
A Providence recruit, Koch ranked eighth in Class 5A in scoring averaging a career-high 19.1 points per game while helping West High to a 14-4 record and the Class 5A semifinals.
Koch averaged 16.3 points as a sophomore and 18.5 points per game last season but was at her best as a senior, leading the Trojans in scoring for a third consecutive season while shooting a career-best 58 percent from the floor.
The 5-foot-10 Koch ranked seventh in 5A in field goal percentage and added 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and a career-high 2.3 steals per game.
West High senior point guard Matayia Tellis joined Koch on the 5A all-state team, earning second-team honors.
A first-time all-state selection, Tellis averaged 11.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and a team-high 2.6 steals per game.
Tellis was at her best at the state tournament averaging 11 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and two assists per game in a pair of games at state while being named to the 5A all-tournament team.
City High sophomore Kelsey Joens was also a second-team selection in Class 5A, earning all-state honors for the first time after a breakthrough season in which she ranked sixth in 5A in scoring at 19.3 points per game.
The 5-foot-10 Joens added 5.6 rebounds per game and led City High with 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game helping the Little Hawks to a 10-5 record.
Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Basketball
First Team – Anaya Barney, Sr., Cedar Falls; Katie Dinnebier, Sr., Waukee; Jada Gyamfi, Jr., Johnston; Audrey Koch, Sr., West High; Grace Larkins, Sr., Southeast Polk; Maggie Phipps, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Hannah Stuelke, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Caroline Waite, Sr., Ames
Second Team – Lexi Boles, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Ashley Iams, Sr., Ames; Kelsey Joens, Soph., City High; Arianna Jackson, Soph., Des Moines Roosevelt; Abby Johnson, Sr., Ankeny; Halli Poock, Soph., Waterloo West; Matayia Tellis, Sr., West High; Sahara Williams, Soph., Waterloo West
Third Team – Sophia Barrett, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Kendall Clatt, Sr., Indianola; Peyton Kelderman, Sr., Waukee; Sydney Mitvalsky, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Meredith Rieker, Jr., West Des Moines Valley; Bella Sims, Sr., Davenport North; Jillian Shanks, Sr., Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln; Aili Tanke, Fr., Johnston
Coach of the Year – Chad Jilek, Johnston
First Team – Madison Camden, Jr., Glenwood; Abbie Draper, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Kelsey Fields, Sr., Creston; Ava Hawthorne, Jr., Gilbert; Molly Ihle, Sr., Ballard; Katelyn Lappe, Jr., Bondurant-Farrar; Brooke Loewe, Jr., Ballard; Taylor Veach, Jr., Central DeWitt
Second Team – Paige Anderson, Sr., Denison-Schleswig; Josie Fleischmann, Sr., Ballard; Ashley Fountain, Sr., North Scott; Jenna Hopp, Soph., Glenwood; Emma Miner, Soph., Dallas Center-Grimes; Lucy Schaffer, Jr., North Polk; Ella Van Weelden, Sr., Marion; Jada Williams, Jr., Mason City
Third Team – Jocelyn Cheek, Sr., Harlan; Emma Donovan, Soph., Dubuque Wahlert; Sam Dunphy, Sr., Creston; Hannah Neemann, Sr., Denison-Schleswig; Elle Scarborough, Sr., Glenwood; Ivey Schmidt, Jr., Grinnell; Sam Scott, Sr., North Scott; Jenna Twedt, Soph., Benton Community; Jena Young, Soph., Winterset
Coach of the Year – Kelly Anderson, Ballard
First Team – Ryley Goebel, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; Callie Levin, Fr., Solon; Mya Merschman, Sr., Central Lee; Brooklyn Meyer, Jr., West Lyon; JaMae Nichols, Sr., Cherokee; Moria Prewitt, Sr., Des Moines Christian; Janie Schoonhoven, Sr., Unity Christian; Gracie Schoonhoven, Soph., Unity Christian
Second Team – Jaden Ainsley, Jr., Clear Lake; Reagan Barkema, Jr., Roland-Story; Payton Beckman, Jr., Panorama; Dani Johnson, Sr., Osage; Sydney Marlow, Sr., West Burlington; Jaydan Nitchels, Jr., Esterhville Lincoln Central; Haley Rasmussen, Sr., Atlantic; Maggie Wilkins, Sr., Knoxville
Third Team – Finley Hall, Soph., West Liberty; Annika Headington, Sr., Waukee; Raven Kinnetz, Sr., Clarion; Catherine Mayhall, Soph., Carroll Kuemper; Alexis Pingle, Jr., Cherokee; Katie Reyerson, Soph., West Marshall; Ava Schubert, Soph., Davenport Assumption; Jenny Wibholm, Sr., Iowa Falls
Coach of the Year – Ryan Brasser, West Lyon
First Team – Maddax DeVault, Jr., Nodaway Valley; Ella Imler, Sr., Maquoketa Valley; Sasha Koenig, Sr., West Branch; Rachel Leerar, Sr., West Hancock; Isabel Manning, Sr., Van Buren; Mallory McCall, Sr., West Monona; Hallie Mohr, Jr., Mediapolis; Payton Petersen, Fr., Dike-New Hartford
Second Team – Morgan Brandt, Jr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Kelsey Drake, Jr., Wilton; Hayden Heimensen, Sr., Central Lyon; Kailey Jones, Sr., AHSTW; Ellary Knock, Soph., Dike-New Hartford; Kylee Sanders, Sr., Louisa-Muscatine; Allison Van Gorp; Sr., Pella Christian; Emmerson Wittenbaugh, Sr., Maquoketa Valley
Third Team – Lindsey Davis, Fr., Nodaway Valley; Abbe Heemstra, Sr., Rock Valley; Sophia Hoffmann, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Abbie Schany, Sr., Emmetsburg; Clara Teigland, Soph., Treynor; Taya Tucker, Sr., Maquoketa Valley; Lexie VanKekerix, Sr., Rock Valley; Ellie Ware, Sr., North Linn
Coach of the Year – Bruce Dall, Dike-New Hartford
First Team – Hali Anderson, Sr., Saint Ansgar; Elise Boulton, Sr., Montezuma; Audi Crooks, Soph., Algona Garrigan; Quinn Grubbs, Soph., Exira-EHK; Molly Joyce, Soph., Algona Garrigan; Ella Larsen, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Macy Sievers, Jr., Newell-Fonda; Lauren Wilson; Jr., Springville
Second Team – Emily Dreckman, Jr., MMCRU; McKenzie Goodwin, Jr., Kingsley-Pierson, Alyssa Hames, Sr., AGWSR; Ali Hoffert, Sr., Turkey Valley; Allie Petry, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Bailey Sievers, Sr., Newell-Fonda; TJ Stoaks, Sr., Lenox; Maggie Walker, Sr., Newell-Fonda
Third Team – Camrin Baird, Jr., Woodbury Central; Brooklyn Beery, Sr., Kingsley-Pierson; Macy Emgarten, Jr., Exira-EHK; Reagan Franzen, Sr., Collins-Maxwell; Ellie Hilbrands, Jr., MMCRU; Daniell Hoyle, Sr., Paton-Churdan; Abby Martin, Jr., Lamoni; Kaylyn Meyers, Sr., Algona Garrigan
Coach of the Year – Dick Jungers, Newell-Fonda