Goyak breaks NCAA rebound mark, earns postseason honors

Women's Basketball

LANCASTER, Pa. — Former Goodman-Pembine star Courtney Goyak has added to her college basketball postseason awards.

The Lancaster Bible College sophomore from Beecher, Wis., was named to the D3hoops.com All-East Region second team. Goyak joins former standout Aubrey Folger as the only Lancaster Bible women’s basketball players to earn the honor.

Goyak led NCAA Division III in several statistical categories this season and broke a 35-year old rebounding record by grabbing 617 boards this season. Goyak smashed through the old record of 579 rebounds and finished her year with 617 rebounds, becoming just the second women’s basketball player in NCAA history to pull down over 600 rebounds in a season. 

Goyak’s 21.3 rebounds per game were the most in the country and she also led NCAA Division III with 15 defensive rebounds per game. Goyak’s 27 double-doubles this season were the second-most in the country and she also averaged 18.1 points per game. Her seven offensive rebounds per game were the second-most in the country and her 206 made field goals were the 20th-most in the nation.

Goyak had 12 games of 20 plus points and 20 plus rebounds this season, a feat that was only accomplished one time in Lancaster Bible women’s basketball history prior to this year.

In addition to her D3hoops.com honor, Goyak was also named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference first team.

The Lancaster Bible College women’s basketball team (20-9) saw its 2016-17 season come to an end with a 71-55 loss to Ohio Christian in the NCCAA Division I Midwest Region semifinals.

Goyak led the Chargers with 22 points and 21 rebounds.

Goyak’s 526 points scored this season are also the fourth-most in program history.