Erica Babinec Named to UMAC All-Decade Team

NEW ULM — Former Martin Luther College student-athlete Erica Babinec was named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Women’s Basketball All-Decade Team on Thursday.

Babinec is one of only five players from the last decade of UMAC basketball to receive the honor.

Babinec’s record-breaking career for the Knights spanned from 2008-12, and during her four seasons, she set school records for career points (1,644), rebounds (685), free throws (418) and steals (267). She also ranks second in program history in career field goals (570) and third in career assists (301).

Babinec was named UMAC Player of the Year following her senior season (2011-12), and earned First Team All-UMAC honors all four seasons of her career.

Babinec’s individual success also translated to team success for the Knights. MLC qualified for the UMAC Postseason Tournament in each of her four seasons, and won the UMAC regular season and postseason tournament championships in 2011-12. With that tournament championship, the Knights qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in any sport in school history.