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4 Summit Basketball Players Win All-Conference Honors

Paola Arredondo, left to right, Autumn Rivera, Emily Koetteritz and Brina Babich pose with their honors from all 4A Western Slope League conferences on Tuesday, March 15.
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As the 4A State Women’s Basketball Tournament wrapped up last weekend, the 4A Western Slope League announced which players made the 2021-22 conference women’s team. The roster includes four Summit High School basketball players: Autumn Rivera, Emily Koetteritz, Brina Babich and Paola Arredondo.

Rivera, Koetteritz, Babich and Arredondo helped pave the way for the Tigres to have their best season on record in the past 15 years. The team finished the season with a 16-9 record and advanced to the second round of the 4A state playoffs.

Rivera received the highest honor among her Tigers teammates. She was named co-4A Western Slope League Player of the Year alongside Joslyn Spiers of Glenwood Springs.

The season ended with Rivera breaking the school’s single-season defensive rebound record. She fell one point short of tying the single-season scoring record.

Autumn Rivera poses with her 4A Western Slope League Co-Player of the Year award on Tuesday, March 15. Rivera was also named an all-conference first team due to her performances throughout the 2021-22 women’s basketball season.
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Rivera played in 25 games averaging 14.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The junior was also named the all-conference first team for her outstanding play throughout the season.

Koetteritz, Arredondo and Babich were named to the all-conference honorable mention team.

Koetteritz and Arredondo have been defensive forces for the Tigers throughout the season, often shutting down the most skilled players on opposing teams. Arredondo averaged 2.7 steals per game while Koetteritz averaged 1.1 steals per game.

Babich was a mainstay for the Tigers under the basket, bouncing up and down the field and fending off second-chance efforts. Babich played 23 games this season and averaged 4.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Babich is expected to return for his senior campaign alongside Rivera and Arredondo next year.